Republic Day: Vehicular movement to be majorly affected in the Capital today
Vehicular movement in the national capital will be majorly affected on Tuesday, especially in central Delhi and the peripheries of the city, owing to the Republic Day parade in the morning, followed by the farmers’ tractor parade, wherein thousands of farmers will be taking out a rally of their tractors from the three border points of Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur.
Even though the Delhi traffic police has made an elaborate plan for both events, it has advised motorists to follow the traffic restrictions and avoid routes that will be completely affected.
Addressing a press conference at Delhi Police headquarters, joint commissioner of police (traffic) Meenu Chaudhary explained the traffic arrangements and diversions that will be in place for the farmers’ tractor parade.
The tractor parade starting from the Singhu border will move through Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, DTU Shahabad Dairy, Barwala village, Pooth Khurd village, Kanjhawala T-Point, Kanjhawala Chowk, Kutubgarh, Auchandi border and Kharkhoda toll plaza.
Since all these routes in outer Delhi will be out of bounds to general traffic, traffic police said diversion plans will be in place to reduce jams. Officers said traffic going towards NH-44 GT Karnal Road will be diverted from Singhu Shani Mandi, Ashok Farm/ Janti Tall, Hamidpur, Sunderpur Majra, Zindopur Mukhmelpur, Kadipur, Kushak Colony, Mukarba Chowk, GTK Depot.
Chaudhary said that the traffic going towards Bawana Road will be diverted from Jail Road, KNK Marg, G3S Mall, Madhuban Chowk, Rohini East Metro Station, Rithala Chowk. “General public is advised to avoid NH-44-GTK Road, Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Badli Metro Station,” Chaudhary said.
From Tikri, tractors will pass through Nangloi, Baprola Village, Najafgarh excluding Phirni Road, Jharoda Border, Rohtak Bypass (Bahadurgarh) and Asoda Toll Plaza.
A separate traffic diversion plan will be in place for this route.
Officers said traffic will not be allowed to enter Rohtak Road from Kirari Mor and will be diverted towards Mangolpuri. Similarly, traffic will be diverted from Ghevra mor towards Khanjawala, from Peeragarhi Chowk towards District Centre and Mangolpuri.
Police have advised motorists to avoid NH-10 (Rohtak Road), Tikri Border, Nangloi-Najafgarh Road and Najafgarh-Jharoda border.
The tractor rally starting from Ghazipur-Ghaziabad (UP Gate) border will move on a portion of NH-24 and from there it will turn towards Road Number 56, ISBT Anand Vihar, Apsara border, Hapur Road, Bhopura, IMS College, Lal Kuan and culminate at the Ghazipur border. No commercial vehicles or buses will be allowed on NH-24 and DND Flyway from Ring Road, traffic police said.
Traffic on NH-24 from Nizamuddin flyover side will be diverted on Pushta Road near Akshardham and Mother Dairy Road. No traffic will be allowed towards NH-24 from Ghazipur paper market and Kondli. Similarly, traffic will not be allowed towards Road Number-56 from Hasanpur bus depot, Patparganj Industrial Area, Ashoka Niketan, Vivekanand Mahila College, ITI College and Ram Mandir in Vivek Vihar, the police said in the advisory.
“We advise the public to avoid Ghazipur border and roads leading to NH-24, Road No-56 and Apsara Border. We also urge them to keep patience, observe traffic rules and follow instructions of traffic personnel deployed at all intersections. We will also be posting traffic updates on Twitter and Facebook pages of Delhi traffic police. People are requested to plan their journey in advance and keep sufficient time in hand to avoid any inconvenience,” said the joint CP.