Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Central Vista Project stretching from Vijay Chowk to India Gate on Thursday, September 8. The inauguration ceremony will be attended by numerous VIPs owing to which many roads will be closed for security reasons.
Delhi Traffic Police has issued a detailed traffic arrangement plan including a number of diversions and restrictions. According to the advisory, general traffic will be diverted from at least 10 roads leading to the India Gate C-Hexagon on Thursday between 6 pm to 9 p.m.
The inauguration of Central Vista under #AmritMahotsav on Sept 08, 2022 shall witness huge participation particularly by children who would enjoy and witness the grand event.#DelhiTrafficPolice has made special arrangements for the convenience of public.#DelhiTrafficAdvisory pic.twitter.com/P1H7zvXh8Y
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Detailed Traffic Advisory Central Vista Project Inauguration
In order to facilitate pedestrian safety and to ensure efficient traffic flow in the New Delhi district (central Delhi) on September 8, Delhi Traffic Police issued a detailed order.
As per the order, the traffic will be diverted on these roads on Thursday from 6 to 9 pm – Tilak Marg (from C-Hexagon to Bhagwan Dass Road crossing), Purana Quila Road (from C-Hexagon to Mathura Road), Shershah Road (from C-Hexagon to Mathura Road), Zakir Hussain Marg (from C-Hexagon to Subramanian Bharti Marg crossing), Pandara Road (from C-Hexagon to Subramanian Bharti Marg crossing), Shahjahan Marg (from C-Hexagon to Q-Point), Akbar Road (from C-Hexagon to Man Singh roundabout), Ashoka Road (from C-Hexagon to Jaswant Singh Road roundabout), Kasturba Gandhi Marg (from C-Hexagon to Madhav Rao Scindia Marg crossing), and Copernicus Marg (from C-Hexagon to Madhav Rao Scindia Marg crossing).
Owing to the impact on the aforementioned and the diversions that will be created, more than 12 connecting roads and junctions will be experiencing a “heavy volume” of traffic on that day.
The roads and junctions that will be experiencing this will be W-Point, Mathura Road, Ashoka Road, Q-Point, Prithviraj Road, Akbar Road, Subramanian Bharti Marg, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Windsor Place roundabout, Claridges Hotel roundabout, Man Singh Road, MLNP roundabout, Janpath, Feroz Shah Road, Mandi House roundabout, Sikandra Road.
The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Aalap Patel said “Commuters using two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers are requested to plan their journey in advance accordingly and avoid the mentioned roads for their convenience.”
The following locations will serve as bus detour points: Moti Bagh crossing on Ring Road, Bhikaji Cama crossing on Ring Road, south foot of Lodhi and Moolchand flyovers, ITO-IP flyover-Vikas Marg, Ring Road-Yamuna Vihar, Tis Hazari-roundabout Mori Gate junction, Panchkuian Road (Dayal Chowk), AIIMS flyover, SBM-Mathura Road, Neela Gumbad, Ashram Chowk, NH-24-Ring Road, Ring Road-ISBT, ISBT-T Point, and Dhaula Kuan.
DCP Patel continued to add on that “DTC, DIMTS and other public transport authorities are requested to plan the movement of their fleet vehicles in advance and avoid the mentioned roads for the convenience of the general public.”
Additionally, the traffic police have asked for the establishment of a “park and ride” service from four pick-up locations to C-Hexagon. Bhairon Road, Rajghat, Connaught Place, and JLN Stadium are the four locations.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been asked by the Delhi Police to advise all ministries and departments of the Indian government to close offices after lunch (4:00 p.m.) on Thursday, direct non-essential staff to work from home, and encourage as many employees as possible to use public transportation.