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Traffic Advisory Issued By The Delhi Police In Advance Of Independence Day Festivities

India is getting ready for 77th Independence Day celebration. The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advise to help ensure smooth traffic flow in the capital city.

India is getting ready for  the 77th Independence Day celebration. The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advise to help ensure smooth traffic flow in the capital city. This notice relates to a full dress rehearsal of the ceremony scheduled for Sunday, August 13. The Delhi traffic police posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), saying, “In view of #IndependenceDay Full Dress Rehearsal on August 13, 2023, #DelhiTrafficPolice advises commuters to avoid these roads and take alternate routes at the mentioned timings.”

Road restrictions

According to the warning, there will be public road restrictions in the vicinity of Red Fort on Sunday from 4am until 11am. According to the advisory, from 4 am to 11 am on Sunday, eight roads — Netaji Subhash Marg, Lothian Road, S.P. Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Road and its Link Road, Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT, and Outer Ring Road from ISBT to IP Flyover — will be off-limits to the general public.

A point Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, BSZ Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg, J L Nehru Marg, the Ring Road between Nizamuddin Khatta and ISBT Kashmere Gate, and the Outer Ring Road from Nizamuddin Khatta to ISBT Kashmere Gate via Salimgarh bypass are also advised against using by vehicles that do not have parking labels for the rehearsal.

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Delhi’s north and southbound travelers will need to plan other itineraries. To go to their targeted locations, they can choose from Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg, Kautilya Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent, Park Street, Mandir Marg, and Rani Jhansi Road.

Change in traffic direction

There will be a change in the direction of traffic for people using the east-west route. Alternate routes for vehicles include the NH-24, Nizamuddin Khatta, Barapula Road (under the AIIMS Flyover), Ring Road, Mathura Road, Subramania Bharti Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Prithviraj Road, and Safdarjung Road. On the other hand, Shanti Van’s entrance points, the Old Iron Bridge and the Geeta Colony Bridge, would be closed.

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City buses, including those operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), won’t run along Ring Road from midnight on August 12 to 11 am on August 13. They will avoid the section of the Ring Road between ISBT and NH-24 (NH-9)/NH T-point during this time and take alternate routes. It is proposed that these buses choose G T Road, Wazirabad Road, and NH-24 as their routes.

Buses traveling to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Delhi’s main train station will have their routes changed or diverted. For medical facilities, bus terminals, and train stations near to the Independence Day celebration site, alternate routes will be available.