Relax, you can take your car out
You may not be prevented from driving your personal car around during the Commonwealth Games, but your movement will certainly be restricted, writes HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 00:04 IST
You may not be prevented from driving your personal car around during the Commonwealth Games, but your movement will certainly be restricted.
Clearing all speculations, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit said there were no plans to stop private vehicles from moving around when the Games are on.
“Private vehicles will continue to be there. There is nothing like even or odd registration number vehicles will not ply on particular days. We have prepared a traffic plan for the games,” Dikshit said.
There are more than 60 lakh vehicles registered in Delhi and 1,000 new vehicles add to this number everyday.
With Delhi traffic police reserving one lane of several arterial roads exclusively for Commonwealth Games vehicles, people fear traffic bottlenecks all across the city during those 12 days of sporting gala.
Since schools will be closed and 8,000 buses would be off the roads, Dikshit said congestion would be taken care of. She said Delhi police was making traffic plans keeping both security and accessibility in mind.
“With so many flyovers coming up, traffic movement will be smooth,” she said. She added that private vehicles would not be allowed around the venues.