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Dussehra revelry likely to choke roads in city

Residents should brace up for heavy snarls on Tuesday as the city celebrates Dussehra and many puja pandals are likely to carry out processions for the immersion of Durga idols. 

The traffic police have advised residents not to use their vehicles to commute in the Capital.

Commuters might be stranded for hours as some major roads in the national Capital are likley to be jam-packed right from the morning till late evening.

Traffic is likely be hit due to the immersion of Durga idols as several Durga Puja committees and devotees from across the city will throng roads, leading to Yamuna ghats. 

In the evening, Dussehra will be celebrated and effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnada will be set to flames at various Ram Lilas.

Shyam Ghat, Kudesiya Ghat, Geeta Ghat, Hathi Ghat, Geeta Colony Ghat, Mayur Vihar Extension Ghat (near DND Flyover), Kalindi Kunj Ghat are the main riverbanks where the immersion of Durga idols will take place.

According to the Delhi Traffic Police, from 1 am to 5 pm, traffic would be seriously affected at Mandir Marg, Panchkuian Road, Connaught Place Outer Circle, Minto Road, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, CR Park, Outer Ring Road (from Chirag Delhi Flyover upto Mathura Road), Maa Anand Mai Marg, Josip Broz Tito Marg and Nehru Place.

From 2 pm to 8 pm, massive snarls are expected on many stretches such as Ring Road/Outer Ring Road from Rajghat upto Burari via ISBT, Majnu Ka Tilla, Boulevard Road, Wazirabad Road, including Wazirabad Bridge and Yamuna Bridge-Vikas Marg to name a few. Traffic in Gandhi Nagar, Khajuri Khas and Sonia Vihar on Pushta Road, Mathura Road, and GD Birla Marg would be affected from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Depending on the crowds, there would be restrictions on movement at Netaji Subhash Marg, Nishad Raj Marg (New Daryaganj Road), Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg and Turkman Gate after 5 pm due to Dussehra celebrations.

“Because of Dussehra celebrations, congestion is likely on various roads in the city. Motorists are requested to be patient, abide by the traffic rules and follow directions of traffic personnel. Commuters are requested to plan their day in advance to avoid inconvenience,” a senior traffic police official said.
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