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Ahead of Independence Day, Delhi Police issues traffic advisory

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New Delhi, Aug 13: Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police issued a traffic advisory on Friday to ensure smooth vehicular movement across the national capital. According to the advisory, the traffic for general public around Red Fort, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Independence Day, will remain closed for from 4 am to 10 am, and will be open to only authorised vehicles.

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Eight roads, Netaji Subhash Marg, Lothian Road, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Road and its Link Road to Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT, and Outer Ring Road from ISBT to IP flyover, will be closed for general public from 4 am to 10 am on both the days, it said.

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Vehicles without parking labels have been advised to avoid C-Hexagon India Gate, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, Sikandra Road, Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Subhash Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, the Ring Road between Nizamuddin and the ISBT bridge, and Outer Ring Road from IP Flyover bypass to ISBT through Salimgarh, the advisory said.

For north-south destinations, commuters will need to take alternative routes from Aurobindo Marg-Safdarjung Road, Connaught Place-Minto Road, and Nizamuddin bridge to cross Yamuna-Pushta Road-GT Road. For the east-west corridor, commuters have been advised to follow alternative routes from DND-NH24-Vikas Marg, Vikas Marg-DDU Marg, and Boulevard Road-Baraf Khana.

Geeta Colony bridge will be closed towards Shantivan, and vehicles will be barred from taking lower Ring Road from ISBT Kashmere Gate towards Shantivan, and from IP flyover towards Rajghat, the advisory said. Goods vehicles will not be permitted between Nizamuddin bridge and Wazirabad bridge from 12 midnight of August 14 to 11 am on August 15.

According to the traffic police, inter-state buses will not be allowed between Maharana Pratap ISBT and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT from 12 midnight to 11 am on August 15. City buses, including the ones operated by the DTC, will not ply on Ring Road from 12 midnight to 11 am on August 15, between ISBT and NH-24/NH T-point on Ring Road, and will need to take alternative routes available on Independence Day, the advisory said.

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Routes of buses terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Delhi main railway station will be curtailed or diverted, it said, adding normal bus service will be restored after 10 am.

Alternative routes will remain open to railway stations, bus terminals, and hospitals near the venue of Independence Day function, the police said. No cameras, binoculars, remote control car keys, umbrella, handbags, briefcases, transistors, cigarette lighters, tiffin boxes, water bottles, lunch boxes etc. will be permitted, the advisory said.

People are requested not to touch any suspicious object. They are requested to immediately report about the presence of any unidentified or suspected object, suspicious movement of individuals and vehicles or anything out of the ordinary, to the nearest policeman, it added.

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