Traffic cops chalk out measures to check vehicular rush
To make it easier for people to visit the ongoing <g data-gr-id="18">Ramlilas</g> at Red Fort and nearby areas, Delhi Traffic police have deployed around 400 personnel to ensure effective crowd management and hassle-free viewing of the event for the visitors who throng in large numbers.
As per the police arrangement, there <g data-gr-id="30">are</g> around 300 traffic police personnel to manage the <g data-gr-id="20">crowed</g> in the vicinity of Red Fort which hosts three Ramlilas while over 100 traffic cops have been deployed near Ajmeri Gate area. The three historical Ramlilas in the area <g data-gr-id="29">are</g> — Dharmik Ramlila committee in Dara Sikoh Park, Lav Kush Ramlila committee at Defence Ground and Nav Shri Dharmik Lila committee at Parade Ground near Subhash Maidan. One Ramlila near the Old Delhi Railway station is taking place at Dangal Maidan.
To make sure that visitors use the pedestrian paths to the fullest, traffic cops won’t allow road blocks. Delhi traffic police have also made vehicular traffic arrangements and diversions. “There will be diversions at the Shantivana and Subhash Marg leading to New Dariya Ganj road. Buses will be diverted from Delhi Gate, Chhatta Rail. No traffic will be allowed on the Asaf Ali Road from Pahar ganj and Shradhanand Marg which will be diverted to Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg,” said a senior police officer.
According to arrangements, <g data-gr-id="23">route</g> for daily Ramlila procession till October <g data-gr-id="24">24,</g> will start from Ram Mandir to Ram Leela Ground. It will cover Ram Chander Marg, Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk, Amir Chand Marg, Chawari Bazar, Ajmeri Gate Monument, Asaf Ali road, Hamdard Chowk and Minto Road. “We have taken concrete steps to work on the traffic situation during the festive season,” said Muktesh Chander, Special CP (Traffic).