Traffic police issues advisory
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has identified at least 34 ghats in the Capital where adequate arrangements have been made for Chhath Puja, to be observed from Tuesday evening till early Wednesday morning.
The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday issued an advisory with special traffic arrangements and restrictions for these two days, and asked commuters to avoid roads like Outer Ring Road from Mubaraka Chowk to Chandgi Ram Akhara, Wazirabad Bridge and roads near ISBT Kashmiri Gate where many ghats are located.
"No HTV/LGV will be allowed from Mukarba Chowk on Outer Ring Road towards Chandgi Ram Akhara. Depending on the congestion at Ring Road, Kudesiya Ghat, Majnu Ka Tila, a commercial vehicle coming from Mukarba Chowk side may be diverted on Signature Bridge towards Khajuri Side," Joint CP Traffic Alok Kumar said.
Normal traffic flow will be affected on roads adjoining major ghats of Yamuna and water bodies like Bhalaswa lake, Haiderpur canal and Kalindi Kunj, along with Agra canal and Badarpur, the advisory stated.
Appropriate diversions will be made, based on ground requirement. To avoid parking problems, the traffic police also enlisted limited parking areas in the capital.
Depending on congestion at ITO Bridge, incoming traffic from Trans Yamuna towards ITO may be diverted on Pushta Road to take Geeta Colony Bridge or Nizamuddin Bridge.
There will be no restrictions for ISBT as well as New Delhi, Old Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations. However, the traffic police advised people to leave in advance and keep sufficient time to accommodate any possible delay en route.
They further urged people to use means of public transport like Delhi Metro to reduce congestion of roads.
Chhath Puja, the festival dedicated to the Sun god, is celebrated on the sixth day the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar.
Every year, the festival commences with paying oblation to the setting sun and concludes with paying obeisance to the rising sun.