The security arrangements have been beefed up ahead of the inauguration of the Central Vista on Thursday. In view of the heavy traffic and crowd at the inauguration event to manage traffic the routes have been diverted.
Talking about the route diversion and traffic arrangement Alap Patel, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Traffic said, “Out of the six, four parking, lots will be open at Kartavya path and the other two at a nearby location. Also, due to a large number of pedestrians in the place, buses will be diverted at the route from 6 pm to 9 pm.”
“Two areas have been allocated for parking spaces having the capacity of around 500 and 300 cars respectively. But, as huge crowds are expected to turn at the event, we would suggest people not bring their private vehicles and use DMRC buses and other public transport,” Patel added.
On avoiding the use of private vehicles Patel said, “Two areas have been allocated for parking spaces having the capacity of around 500 and 300 cars respectively. But, as huge crowds are expected to turn at the event, we would suggest people not bring their private vehicles and use DMRC buses and other public transport.”
Meanwhile, the roads and junctions named have been told by DCP that will be diverted.
“In order to facilitate the safety of pedestrians and to ensure smooth movement of traffic in New Delhi District, the following road will be diverted from C-Hexagon; Tilak Marg, Purana Quila Road, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, Pandara Road, Shahjahan Road, Akbar Road, Ashoka Road, KG Marg, and Copernicus Marg,” the DCP said.
“Other than these, the following roads and junctions are expected to witness heavy volumes of traffic during the period; W-Point, Mathura Road, Ashoka Road, Subramanian Bharti Marg, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, Rajesh Pilot Marg, R/A Windsor Place, R/A Claridge Hotel, R/A MLNP, Janpath, Firoz Shah Road, R/A Mandi House, Sikandra Road, Q-Point, Prithvi Raj Road, and Akbar Road,” Patel said.
However, from 9 September to 11 September drone shows and cultural programs will also be organized for the public. On the day of the PM’s visit drones will not be permitted near Central Vista for security purposes.