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Special traffic plans for Congress meet

delhi Updated: Nov 27, 2011 23:38 IST
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The Delhi Police will improve its traffic management plans to ensure minimum disruption during the two-day-long national convention of the Indian Youth Congress office-bearers, Buniyaad, at Rohini on Monday.

As around 8,000 people and party stalwarts are likely to attend the event, the traffic police have made special intersection management plans for the area. “All intersections in Rohini will be adequately manned, so that the movement of VIPs and party workers does not cause major traffic congestions and dislocations,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

Additional deployment of around 80 police personnel would be made to man intersections, including Rohini, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar and Outer Ring Road, among others, he added.

As the convention starts at 10am, office-goers might encounter some problems during the morning, police said. “People, coming from various directions to Japanese Park, the venue for the event, might slow the traffic,” said a traffic police officer.

Not clear about the requirement of parking space for VIPs and party workers, adequate parking arrangements would be made near the venue and Burari, he said.

Besides, the Delhi Metro would be prepared to handle the additional rush of commuters during the morning peak hours, when the number of commuters is normally high.

“We will immediately open the additional token counters at Rohini East and Rohini West Metro stations on line 1, which connects Dilshad Garden to Rithala if the rush goes beyond normal. These arrangements are already in place at the stations,” said a spokesperson of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.