Key roads to be closed for R-Day Parade rehearsals
NEW DELHI: Routes will be diverted at various points in Delhi because of the rehearsals of Republic Day Parade, 2019 which will be held on Raj Path on 17th, 18th, 20th and 21st January from Vijay Chowk to India Gate.
The route of the parade would be from Vijay Chowk – Rajpath upto 'C' Hexagon. In order to facilitate the uninterrupted movement of parade on Raj Path, there will be restrictions on the movement of traffic crossings at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Mansingh Road from morning 9 am to 12 noon on these dates.
Rajpath from Vijay Chowk to India Gate will remain closed for traffic.
The Delhi Traffic police has suggested some routes after the diversion.
From North to South, the suggested routes are Ring Road i.e. Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, IP Flyover to Rajghat. From Lajpat Rai Marg, Mathura Road, Bhairon Road to Ring Road.
Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Attaturk Marg, Kautilaya Marg,Sardar Patel Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent, RML, Baba Kharak Singh Marg to reach New Delhi. Prithvi Raj Road, Rajesh Pilot Marg ,Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Mathura Road, Bhairon Road to reach Ring Road.
From East to West and vice versa, the suggested routes are Ring Road, Bhairon Road, Mathura Road, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Prithvi Raj Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg –Panchsheel Marg, Simon Boliver Marg, Upper Ridge Road to Vande Matram Marg.
Also Ring Road, ISBT, Chandgi Ram Akhara, Mall Road, Azad Pur to Ring Road. Ring Road, Bhairon Road, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road, Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjung Road, Teen Murti Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent, Park Street, Shankar Road to Vande Matram Marg.
From South side, the suggested routes are South Avenue-Dara Shikoh Road- Hukmi Mai Road- South Sunken Road through RP Bhawan and reach North or South Block.
Motorists coming to Vinay Marg, Shanti Path and going to New Delhi and beyond should take Sardar Patel Marg - Mother Teresa Crescent – R/A RML – Baba Kharak Singh Marg or Park Street –Mandir Marg and proceed further to North Delhi/New Delhi.
"Because of diverted traffic, congestion is likely to take place on these roads. Motorists are requested to have patience, observe traffic rules & road discipline and follow directions of Traffic Police personnel deployed at all intersections. People are requested to plan their journey to avoid inconvenience," said Alok Kumar, Joint CP Traffic.