Delhi: Traffic diversion near Jawaharlal Nehru stadium today

Delhi: Traffic diversion near Jawaharlal Nehru stadium today

Commuters have been advised to avoid Lodhi Road, Bhisham Pitamah Marg and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg in south Delhi due to certain events that are to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. (File photo)

New Delhi Delhi police have advised commuters to avoid Lodhi Road, Bhisham Pitamah Marg and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg in south Delhi during the day today as well as on Sunday evening due to certain events that are to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

In the first event today, Dera Sacha Sauda, a spiritual organisation will organise a 'Blood Donation Camp' from 7.30 am to 7 pm at the stadium.

About 20,000 volunteers are expected to visit the stadium for blood donation. They are expected to arrive in private buses, cars, Metro and shuttle service from Pragati Maidan to Lodhi Road, according to the traffic advisory released.

As a matter of policy, no parking will be allowed on Lodhi Road and Bhisham Pitamah Marg.

On Sunday, the organisation has arranged a 'Mastro-Mast Ruhani Rubru Night' at the stadium from 4 pm to 10 pm. About 30,000 devotees are expected to attend this event.

Private buses and cars would be parked at Sunheri Pullah and Bara Pullah Cluster Bus Depots.

"Cars with stickers would be parked in parking lot No 2 of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. As a matter of policy, no parking will be allowed on Lodhi Road and Bhisham Pitamah Marg on Sunday too.

"Detailed traffic arrangements have been made to ensure smooth and safe movement of motorists using the roads in the area," Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Anil Shukla said.

General motorists are advised to avoid Lodhi Road, Bhisham Pitamah Marg and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg tomorrow from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm.

Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Max Mueller Marg, 4th Avenue Road and Jor Bagh road may be used as alternate roads to access the area of Lodhi Colony, he said.
Story First Published: April 11, 2014 23:39 IST

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