For security considerations in view of Independence Day functions, parking of vehicles will not be allowed at and around India Gate during evening/night hours with effect from Sunday. The restriction will continue till Wednesday (Independence Day).
“NDMC-authorised paid parking on the inner radial roads of India Gate, car parking behind water channels/lawns shall remain closed after 5pm till Wednesday,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
Similarly, roadside parking on any of the roads near the Central Vista/ India Gate such as Rajpath-Man Singh Road, Janpath, Ashoka Road, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Tilak Marg, Purana Quila Road, Sher Shah Road, Zakir Hussain Marg, Pandara Road, Shahjahan Road, Akbar Road will also not be allowed.
Traffic police have also made elaborate traffic arrangements around the Red Fort. There will be a full dress rehearsal on August 13.
On Wednesday, some roads will be closed for general traffic between 5am and 9am. These include Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chatta Rail, Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chatta Rail, SP Mukherjee Marg from HC Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, Chandni Chowk from Fountain to Red Fort Chowk, New Daryaganj Road from Ring Road to Netaji Subhash Marg and Link Road from Esplanade Road to Netaji Subhash Marg, said police.