Many roads are closed or routes are diverted for some time on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations in Delhi. Apart from this, special arrangements are also made by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). This time, apart from the parade on Republic Day, Bharat Parv is also going to be organized at the Red Fort. This festival will run from 26 to 31 January. Due to this also some routes have been changed. Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory for 26 January.
These routes will be closed from today
According to the advisory, the Republic Day parade will start at 10.30 am from Vijay Chowk and move towards Red Fort. This parade will pass through Kartavya Path, C-Hexagon, Subhash Chandra Bose Golchakkar, Tilak Marg and Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg and Red Fort. Due to this, it was said in the advisory that no traffic will be allowed from Vijay Chowk to India Gate on the right of way from 6 pm on Wednesday, January 25 till the parade is over on January 26. There will be no cross-traffic on Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Road and Dutsepath from 10 pm on Wednesday till the parade ends on January 26
These routes will remain closed on January 26
The “C”-Hexagon-India Gate will remain closed for traffic from 9.15 am on Thursday till the parade crosses Tilak Marg. Traffic will not be allowed on Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Subhash Marg from both the directions from 10.30 am on Thursday. It has been said in the advisory that cross-traffic will be allowed only on the basis of movement of the parade.
It has been said in the advisory that to go towards the temple road, passengers can go from Madrasa, Lodhi Road T-Point to Aurobindo Marg, AIIMS Chowk, Ring Road-Dhaula Kuan Vande Mataram Marg, Shankar Road. Passengers going from South Delhi to New Delhi Railway Station can take Dhaula Kuan, Vande Mataram Marg, Panchkuian Road, Connaught Place Outer Circle, Chelmsford Road towards Paharganj or Minto Road and Bhavabhuti Marg towards Ajmeri Gate. From East Delhi, take Boulevard Road via ISBT Bridge, Rani Jhansi Flyover, Jhandewalan Roundabout, DB Gupta Road, Sheela Cinema Road, Paharganj Bridge and reach New Delhi Railway Station. People can take Ring Road, Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, Raj Ghat, Chowk Yamuna Bazar, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chatta Rail and Kauria Bridge to reach Old Delhi Railway Station from South Delhi.
These routes divert
Ministry of Tourism is organizing ‘Bharat Parv’ on the occasion of Republic Day of India. According to the traffic advisory, traffic will be diverted from Delhi Gate, Hanuman Mandir (Yamuna Bazar), Chatta Rail Chowk, Shanti Van, T-Point Subhash Marg and GPO (Kashmiri Gate). At the same time, traffic restrictions/regulation/diversion can be imposed on Netaji Subhash Marg, Nishad Raj Marg, Lothian Road (from GPO to Chatta Rail Chowk), Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg (from Hanuman Mandir to Chatta Rail Chowk).
Let us inform that during Bharat Parv, food courts and handicraft stalls will also be set up in August 15 Park and Madhav Das Park. Tableaux will also be kept for the general public on August 15 at Park and Red Fort and VIPs are also going to come here. Apart from this, special arrangements are also being made by DMRC.
What is the effect on Delhi Metro?
Metro rail service will be available for passengers at all metro stations during the Republic Day parade on Thursday. However, boarding/de-boarding at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhavan metro stations will be allowed only for invitees or ticket holders from 5 am to 2 pm. At the same time, DMRC has told that from 6 am on January 25 to 2 pm on January 26, parking of metro stations will remain closed due to security arrangements on Republic Day.
Free travel opportunity for these people
On the occasion of Republic Day, DMRC is also giving gifts to those people who will go on duty to be a part of Republic Day. Those who will go on duty on January 26 to be a part of the celebration and who have a ticket for the Republic Day event, will get a free ride in the metro.
Delhi Police Instructions
At the same time, the Delhi Traffic Police has advised passengers going to railway stations, ISBTs and airports to take enough time to leave on these routes. Apart from this, the police also advised people to use public transport to help decongest the roads. It has been said in the advisory that park your vehicles only at designated places and avoid roadside parking. If any unusual/unknown object or person is seen under suspicious circumstances, it should be reported to the police.