New Delhi. Delhi Police on Wednesday issued a traffic advisory to ensure safe and smooth vehicular movement in the national capital ahead of Independence Day celebrations on August 15 and full dress rehearsal celebrations on August 13. According to the traffic advisory, traffic around the Red Fort, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Independence Day, will remain closed for normal traffic from 4 am to 10 am, and only authorized vehicles will be allowed to enter.
Police said traffic restrictions would remain the same for full dress rehearsals and Independence Day celebrations on August 13. As per the advisory, 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 Rajghat to ISBT, and Outer Ring Road ISBT to IP The flyover will remain closed for the general public from 4 am to 10 am on both the days.
Vehicles with no parking label for two days will be allowed C-Hexagon between India Gate, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, Sikander Road, Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Subhash Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, and Nizamuddin Bridge, and ISBT Bridge. It is advised to avoid Outer Ring Road from Ring Road and IP Flyover Bypass to ISBT via Salimgarh.
For north-south destinations, commuters will have to take alternate routes from Aurobindo Marg-Safdarjung Road, Connaught Place-Minto Road, and Nizamuddin Bridge to cross the Yamuna-Pusta Road-GT Road.
For the East-West corridor, commuters have been advised to travel by alternate routes from DND-NH24-Vikas Marg, Vikas Marg-DDU Marg, and Boulevard Road-Barf Khana.
Goods vehicles will not be allowed between Nizamuddin bridge and Wazirabad bridge from 12 midnight on 12 August to 11 am on 13 August. Similar restrictions will be in force for Independence Day from 12 midnight of August 14 to 11 am of August 15.
According to the traffic police, interstate buses will not be allowed between Maharana Pratap ISBT and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT from 12 midnight of August 12 to 11 am on August 13. Similarly, this restriction will remain in force for Independence Day from 12 midnight on 14th August to 11 am on 15th August.
City buses, operated by DTC, will not ply on the Ring Road between ISBT and NH-24/NH T-Point from 12 midnight to 11 am on August 13, and will be required to make available alternate routes.
Bus routes going to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Delhi’s main railway station will be reduced or changed. Normal bus service will be restored after 10 am. Police said alternate routes to railway stations, bus terminals, and hospitals near the Independence Day celebrations will remain open.