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Traffic advisory asks people to avoid certain routes tomorrow

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) In view of the largescale anti-Bush protests tomorrow, Delhi Police has advised people to avoid several routes, including Connaught Place, Barakhamba Road and Parliament Street between 1000-1600 hrs, while asking parents to drop their wards to the exam centres in 'restricted areas' an hour before schedule to avoid inconvenience.

Motorists are advised to avoid Connaught Place area, Barakhamba Road, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Parliament Street, India Gate and 'C' Hexagon and Delhi Gate between 1000-1600 hrs, according to a Traffic Police advisory.

Among other routes people and motorists need to avoid are Ring Road, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg -- from Rajghat Crossing to Kamla Market, and Asaf Ali Road -- from Kamla Market to Delhi Gate.

For those, who up till now had been taking Sardar Patel Marg it has been advised that they instead take the Upper Ridge Road, Rao Tula Ram Marg and Shantipath.

Also, as Connaught Place may not be accessible after 1000 hrs due to processions and rallies, protesting Bush visit, those having offices there are advised to reach before 0930 hrs.

Those from East, North, North-West and West Delhi are advised that they instead use the Metro.

People from South Delhi could also park their vehicle on Rafi Marg and take the Metro for reaching Connaught Place.

While those wanting to travel between South Delhi and North Delhi are advised to use the western side of Ring Road, those willing to reach Central and North Delhi are advised to take the Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjung Marg, Kautilya Marg, Mother Teresa Cresent, Mandir Marg and Rani Jhansi Marg.

Besides this, no buses would be allowed to enter Connaught Place via Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Marg, K G Marg, Janpath and Parliament Street.

In view of road closure, congestion is expected on some routes because of which motorists and road users are advised to used these roads at take alternate routes.

Also, as certain routes would be busy due to more and more poeple taking them due to 'restrictions' on some roads, students and their parents should better try to reach the exam venue one hour before scheduled time, the advisory added.

UNI AN LR KN2057

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