Elaborate arrangements for New Year celebration
New Delhi: For the celebration of New Year Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements, at and around India Gate for regulation of traffic both pedestrian and vehicular for January 1. Around 15,000 police personnel deployed across the national capital to ensure celebrations go off smoothly on New Year.
According to Delhi Police in case of heavy pedestrian movement, vehicles may not be allowed to go through C-Hexagon, India Gate area and diverted from Q point-MLNP- Sunheri Masjid, Mar-Janpath- Rajpath Rafi Marg, Windsor Place, Rajindra Prasad Road-Janpath, KG Marg-Ferozeshah Road, Mandi House, W-Point
Mathura Road-Purana Qila Road, Mathura Road-Sher Shah Road, SBM Zakir Hussain Marg, SBM-Pandara Road.
"Visitors are advised to use public transport as there is an acute shortage of parking space at India Gate. In view of large gathering expected at Delhi Zoo resulting in congestion on Mathura Road, the General Public/Motorists are advised to avoid Bhairon Road/Mathura Road between Hazrat Nizamuddin and Pragati Maidan," claimed press statement.
For New Year Eve a special focus has been given to Connaught Place and the areas around it. All vehicular movement will be restricted from 8 pm onwards to the posh commercial hub till the celebrations conclude.
Also, in view of security measures, exit facility at the Rajiv Chowk metro station will not be available for commuters from 9 pm onwards. Rajiv Chowk, located adjacent to Connaught Place and one of the busiest stations of the Delhi Metro, caters to both the Blue Line and the Yellow Line.