New Delhi: Ahead of the 75th Indian Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Police on Thursday issued a traffic advisory to prevent any ytraffuc snarls and ensure smooth vehicular movement across the capital, where the Prime Minister delivers an address to the nation every year from the ramparts of the Red Fort, reported PTI quoting Delhi police. The traffic will majorly be impacted around the Chandni Chowk area where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech. According to the advisory, the traffic for the general public around Red Fort will remain closed on Independence Day from 4 am to 10 am. It will be open to only authorised vehicles, the advisory said.
Here are the routes that will remain impacted on Independence Day
Eight roads — Netaji Subhash Marg, Lothian Road, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Road and its link road to Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT and Outer Ring Road from ISBT to IP Flyover — will remain closed for general traffic, the advisory stated.
Noida, Loni, Singhu, Ghazipur, Badarpur, Safia, Maharajpur, Aya Nagar, Auchandi, Surya Nagar, Rajokri, Dhansa, Apsara, Kalandi Kunj, Jharoda, Bhopura, Lal Kuan Pul Prahlad Pur and Tikri borders will be closed for the movement of commercial and transport vehicles on Friday from 10 pm to 11 am on Saturday, and similarly on Sunday and Monday, it said.
Bus services will be affected in these areas
Buses bound for Kauria Pul/Red Fort/Old Delhi Railway Station will operate via ISBT bridge (Yudhistir Setu) and terminate at Boulevard Road near Mori Gate U-Turn, it said.
All the buses otherwise terminating at Old Delhi Railway Station, Red Fort, Bhai Mati Dass Chowk, Mori Gate, ISBT, Pragati Maidan and Ambedkar Stadium Terminal shall terminate opposite Turkman Gate Asaf Ali Road, it said.
Buses bound for Red Fort, Old Delhi Railway Station, Bhai Mati Dass Chowk (Fountain) from South Delhi will be diverted via Ring Road – NH-24, Marginal Bandh (Pushta) Road and new ISBT Bridge, and will terminate on Boulevard Road, the advisory added.
(With PTI inputs)