New Delhi, Oct 12 (Calcutta Tube) Delhi Traffic Police Monday announced the traffic restrictions planned for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games Oct 14.
‘We have tried to impose restrictions keeping in mind the players’ security and the public’s convenience. Also Oct 14 being a public holiday, we expect a smooth sail,’ said Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg.
From 6.00 a.m. till midnight, both lanes of the Bhishma Pitamah Marg from Lodhi Road to Kotla Mubarakpur will be closed for the general public.
‘Restrictions will be placed on Lodhi Road between Safdarjang Madrasa to Lodhi Road flyover; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Marg-Mehr Chand Market to Lala Lajpat Rai Marg; MTNL Building Road-Scope Complex Chowk to Kushak Nallah, from 2 p.m. onwards,’
Restrictions will come into effect from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on NH-24 from Noida Turn flyover to Ring Road-Nizamuddin T-point and on the Ring Road from Bhairon Road T-point to Ashram.
Garg acknowledged mismanagement by the Traffic Police during the opening ceremony and said ‘proper measures have been taken to avoid making the same mistakes’.
‘Public has to take care and plan their excursion in advance to avoid any inconvenience and in order to reach Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the venue for the closing ceremony, on time,’ said a senior traffic police official.
Those assigned entry from gate number 6, must get down at Jorbagh Metro station, from where Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) shuttles will ply. Those in their own vehicles may park the vehicles at Safdarjang Airport, and use the park-and-ride facility.
Spectators who are assigned gate number 9 on their tickets may get down at Jangpura metro station, and those in their own vehicles may get down at Silver Oak, but no parking facility will be provided.
Visitors assigned gate number 14 may get down at Nehru Stadium Metro station. DTC has also planned focal-point buses, from 31 locations in National Capital Region (NCR) to transport spectators to the stadium.
‘People are advised to stick by the routes, planned by the Delhi traffic police, for their respective entry gates,’ said Garg.