For the India International Trade Fair starting in the city on Sunday, the traffic police will follow the model adopted during last month’s Commonwealth Games. The Delhi traffic police said it will show no mercy to any violators during the 14-day event at Pragati Maidan.
In those 14 days, the traffic police would deploy about 300 personnel in the vicinity of Pragati Maidan to handle traffic and penalise the violators.
According to the joint commissioner of police (traffic) Satyendra Garg, no vehicle would be allowed to halt or park anywhere near Pragati Maidan on Mathura Road between Sunday and November 27.
“To ensure smooth traffic we will not allow parking on Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Sher Shah Road and Purana Quila Road. We will also not allow vehicular traffic to take a U-turn on Mathura Road and right turn from Mathura Road to Purana Quila Road,” he said.
Pedestrians will have to use the three foot-overbridges on Mathura Road and the subway at Bhairon Road to cross the stretch. For the first five days, only business visitors will be allowed inside the venue; it will open for general public from November 19.
The traffic police appealed to Pragati Maidan-bound commuters to avail the Metro or the DTC bus service, and leave their cars at home. Visitors can use the pre-paid auto facility available at Gate No 2 and 9.
“Visitors who will come by their own vehicles have to park their cars at parking lots at Sunehri Pullah on Lodhi Road and Ashpond behind Rajghat and avail the ‘Park and Ride’ facilities from there,” said Garg.