To keep unruly revellers under control, the city police plan to bar entry of vehicles on MG Road on New Year’s eve from 9pm to 2am.
According to the proposed plan, visitors would be asked to park their vehicles at a special parking lot at a distance of about one kilometre in Leisure Valley Grounds, Sector 29. A shuttle bus service will then ferry passengers to MG Road. The police may even ban entry of cycle rickshaws and three-wheeler autorickshaws.
"The idea is to make the stretch between Iffco Chowk and Sikanderpur Metro Station free of vehicular movement in the evening on December 31," said DCP (east) Maheshwar Dayal. The official met representative of resident bodies of gated communities along MG Road on Friday to seek their consent on the proposed traffic plan.
Residents of Heritage City, Beverley Park I & II and Essel Towers would be allowed to use the service lanes to reach their apartments. To avoid inconvenience to family members and friends visiting these gated communities, the police would check for an SMS that will be sent across to the residents' guests by the concerned RWAs.
The move comes after the ruckus created by anti-social elements last year when several cases of eve-teasing and attack on passing vehicles were reported.
Dayal told RWA representatives that the two-km stretch would be blocked for traffic coming from the Gurgaon Expressway and that coming in from Mehrauli in Delhi.
"If the entry to MG Road is blocked near Bristol Chowk, vehicles coming from Mehrauli will have to park near DLF Mega Mall. Those coming from other parts of the city, including the Gurgaon Expressway, would have parking space in Sector 29. A shuttle bus service will drop passengers along MG Road," he added.
Accepting the proposed plan, Essel Towers RWA president Rajiv Lamba offered to deploy the gated community's security staff to help the city police.
(With inputs from Leena Dhankhar)