If you drive to your workplace every day, start thinking of an alternative mode of transport for the period when Delhi hosts the Commonwealth Games.
You’ll have one lane less to drive on for the 10 days the Games are on in the city. One lane of over 200-km road network will be kept reserved for vehicles carrying athletes, officials and dignitaries from October 3 to October 14, 2010.
“The inner lane along the central verge will essentially be for the Commonwealth Games vehicles,” Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) S.N.Shrivastava said.
Roads connecting IGI airport with the Commonwealth Games Village, roads connecting the Games village with 12 sporting venues in Delhi and stretches around the sporting venues will have specially earmarked lanes.
Ring Road, from Mall Road to Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Stretch of NH24, from Ghazipur crossing to Ring Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, which connects central Delhi with Moolchand Hospital in South Delhi, Mathura Road (from ITO to Ashram), the roads around India Gate, Mother Teresa Crescent, Bhishma Pitamah Marg (the road that connects Lodi Colony with south Extension) are some of the stretches that will have reserved lanes.
“These lanes will be painted for clear segregation. Only those vehicles with Games stickers would be allowed to ply ,” Shrivastava said.