The Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday issued an advisory regarding diversions for Republic Day parade rehearsals. Police said traffic would be diverted at several points on January 17, 18, 20 and 21 from 9 in the morning till noon.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg said the route of the parade rehearsal would be from Vijay Chowk, Rajpat, to the C-Hexagon at India Gate. In order to facilitate the smooth movement of the parade, restrictions will be imposed on the flow of traffic on Rafi Marg, Janpath and Mansingh Road.
Buses going to the Central Secretariat will be stopped at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra,Tyagraj Marg, Krishna Menon Marg, Maulana Azad Road and Dr Zakir Hussain Marg. Buses going to New Delhi railway station will take Sardar Patel Marg-Simon Bolivar Marg-Upper Ridge Road-Park Street-Mandir Marg route.
“Congestion can be expected on these roads. Motorists are requested to have patience, observe traffic and road discipline and follow directions of traffic police personnel deployed at all intersections. People are requested to plan their journey to avoid inconvenience,” Garg said.
For those coming to Connaught Place from South Delhi, the suggested route is Mother Teresa Crescent to Park Street towards Mandir Marg and Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
Traffic Police suggestions
Travel between East Delhi and Southwest Delhi
Ring Road or Upper Ridge Road
Travel between East Delhi and West Delhi
Ring Road - Bhairon Road - Mathura Road - Subramania Bharti Marg - Rajesh Pilot Marg - Prithvi Raj Road -Kamal Ataturk Marg - Panchsheel Marg -Simon Bolivar Marg -Upper Ridge Road.
Ring Road - Bhairon Road - Mathura Road - Lodhi Road - Aurobindo Marg - Safdarjung Road -Teen Murti Marg - Mother Teresa Crescent - Park Street -Shankar Road - Ring Road.
Ring Road - Simon Bolivar Marg - Baraf Khana Chowk - Rani Jhansi Road - Faiz Road - Desh Bandhu Gupta Road.
Those working in North Block and South Block
From South Delhi, one can take South Avenue to Dalhousie Road towards Hukmi Mai Road and South Sunken Road
From North Delhi, one can take North Avenue, Brassy Avenue to North Sunken Road
Motorists coming on Vinay Marg, Shanti Path and going towards New Delhi and beyond
Sardar Patel Marg - Mother Teresa Crescent - RML - Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Park Street -Mandir Marg - towards North Delhi or New Delhi