Delhi traffic to be hit by Wednesday's BJP rally

Delhi traffic to be hit by Wednesday's BJP rally
New Delhi: People heading to New Delhi and Central Delhi are likely to get stuck in traffic jams on Wednesday due to a BJP rally against price rise, police warned on Tuesday.

They appealed to the people to avoid public and private transport and use Metro services to travel in Central Delhi for which the new-age transport system will increase its frequency on the Central Secretariat-Jehangirpuri line.

A large number of people is expected to attend the rally at Ramlila Maidan and a procession to Jantar Mantar later and this could lead to traffic congestion in Parliament Street, Asoka Road, Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Marg and Sikandara Road.

Vehicular movement on Ring Road, Mathura Road, Tilak Marg, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, JLN Marg, Asaf Ali Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg and Ranjit Singh Marg may also be affected, Joint Commissioner (Traffic) Satyendra Garg told reporters in New Delhi.

"People are expected to start gathering at around 8 am. There will be a march from Ramlila to Jantar Mantar at around 2 pm. So we expect traffic problems from 8 am and it may ease by around 5 pm," he said.

He said elaborate arrangements have been made for Wednesday's rally.

"We appeal to people to use Metro services. We have asked them to increase the frequency on New Delhi and Central Delhi areas. The frequency of services on these areas will be more than usual," Garg said.

Goods vehicles entering the city will be diverted at Wazirabad T-Point, Chandagi Ram Akhara, ISBT Loop of Shahdara, Laxmi Nagar, ISBT Yamuna river bridge, Nizamuddin bridge and Neela Gumbad in Nizamuddin, he said.

Buses will also be diverted at various places. No buses including chartered buses will be allowed on Ranjit Singh Marg towards Gurunanak Chowk from Barakhamba side.
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