New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Extensive restrictions on pedestrian movement, along with massive arrangements to streamline vehicular traffic, greet visitors to the 14-day mega annual event of the capital -- 'India International Trade Fair 2007' which began today.
While ascending and descending pedestrians would be segregated by iron pipes to channelise movement on footover bridges, they would be allowed to walk only on footpaths and crossroads near the venue at Pragati Maidan.
No vehicles would be allowed for parking on Mathura Road, Tilak Marg, Bhagwan Dass Road, Purana Qila Road, Bhairon Road, Shershah Road, Ring Road and 'C' Hexagon, according to the traffic police.
Besides this, in order to prevent congestion on Mathura Road, no tickets would be sold from counters on the entire road stretch and entry of visitors to Pragati Maidan would stop at 1830 hrs.
Along with this, no autos or taxis would be allowed to 'park and wait'. Instead 'halt and go' facility would be available only at Gate No 6 (Mathura Road) and DTC terminal on Bhairon Road.
However, free shuttle service for 'Metro' travellers to the venue would be available at Kendriya Terminus on Rafi Marg.
Also, 'park and ride' facility for Pragati Maidan has been provided at 'West Gate' of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Radial roads of India Gate, Delhi Zoo (Mathura Road), Velodrome Road and Water Channel Rajpath near 'C' Hexagon.