Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the odd-even scheme will not be enforced during the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev on November 11 and 12.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi on Friday, Mr Kejriwal said: "As Sikhs were demanding relaxation in the odd-even scheme, the government has decided that the scheme will not apply on November 11 and 12 in the light of celebrations of 550th Guru Nanak Dev ji anniversary."
The Delhi Traffic Police also sent out a traffic advisory. "A Nagar Kirtan procession will be taken out by the devotees on 11/11/2019. The procession will start at 10 am from Sishganj Gurudwara and conclude at Gurudwara Nanak Piau GTK at about 9 pm. There will be thousands of devotees," it said.
The route of the procession will be Shish Ganj Gurudwara, Kodiapul, SPM Marg, Church Mission Road, Khari Baoli, Lahori Gate Chowk, Qutub Road, Azad Market, Roshanara Road, Shakti Nagar Chowk and Gurdwara Nanak Piau.
Traffic will be affected on these routes and surrounding areas, the traffic police said.
On Tuesday, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had said that MLA Jarnail Singh, along with a delegation, had visited them regarding the matter. Some other delegations had also met them over the same issue.
Mr Kejriwal had also received other such requests from around the city. A large number of sangats visit Delhi during the Guru Parv and the road rationing scheme was in place during the two days, lakhs of people may have to face a lot of trouble to travel to different parts of the city.
With inputs from ANI
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