New Delhi: Traffic restrictions will be enforced in the city on the occasion of Independence Day function at the Red Fort and on its full dress rehearsal day on August 13 with closure of half a dozen roads along with some diversions.
The affected stretches of six roads – Netaji Subhash Margh, Lothian Road, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg and Esplanade Road – and its Link Road will be closed for general public from 5 am to 9 am on both the days, said Joint CP (Traffic) Garima Bhatnagar.
Vehicles without parking labels for the rehearsal need to avoid Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, BSZ Marg, Subhash Marg, JL Nehru Marg and Ring Road between Nizamuddin Bridge and ISBT bridge and take alternative route. North-South traffic will follow alternative routes from Aurobindo Marg, Connaught Place-Minto Road, Ring Road ISBT and Nizamuddin bridge.
In the East-West corridor, the vehicular traffic will follow alternative routes of DND-NH24-Vikas Marg, Vikas Marg-DDU Marg, and Boulevard Road-Barfkhana. Goods vehicles will not ply between Nizamuddin Bridge and Wazirabad bridge from August 12 midnight till 11 am on August 13.
Inter-state buses will not be allowed between Maharana Pratap ISBT and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT from 5 am to 9 pm. Local city buses, including DTC’s, will not move on Ring Road from 5 am to 9 am on August 13, between Hanuman Setu and Bhairon Road T point and take alternative route.
Buses ordinarily terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Delhi main railway station will be curtailed or diverted. Alternative routes will remain open to railway stations, bus stations and hospitals near the venue of Independence Day function, she said.