The Delhi Police on Wednesday issued an extraordinary notification banning parking of vehicles on Rajpath in the national capital, saying it has been causing congestion in the area and endangering life of road users.
"Illegal parking of vehicles on Rajpath (from Vijay Chowk to C-Hexagon) by tourists and visitors is causing congestion and interrupting flow of traffic, hindrance to pedestrians on the road, and also endangering the life of road users."
"In view of the problems, it is necessary to control the parking of motor vehicles on Rajpath with an objective to ensure uninterrupted, safe and free management of traffic/movement of pedestrians," the notification issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic-HQ) Prabhakar said.
According to the notification, parking of all types of vehicles will be banned for 24 hours of the day on Rajpath by declaring the road as "No Parking Zone" till further orders.
The notification comes a month after Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal's direction to police to remove hawkers and vehicles from Rajpath, which connects Rashtrapati Bhavan with war memorial India Gate, after he saw hawkers crowding the India Gate area and vehicles parked on the roadside, creating problem to movement of traffic.
Alternate parking facilities have been made available on North and South of Rajpath behind the water channels.
In north of Rajpath, parking is available between Rafi Marg and Janpath, Janpath and Man Singh Road, and Man Singh Road and C-Hexagon. In south, parking is available between Rafi Marg and Janpath, Man Singh Road and C-Hexagon.
Also, NDMC shall set up sufficient number of corresponding informatory and mandatory signboards indicating restriction on the road for guidance and convenience of road users.