The residents of the national Capital will face traffic diversions and jams on Wednesday and Thursday as the Delhi Traffic Police has prohibited the entry of vehicles in the Lutyens’ zone along with other major areas of New Delhi district and central district during morning and evening hours for the India-Africa Forum Summit-2015. As a result, commuters have to follow the diversions that have been made on the busiest roads of the city.During movement of visiting dignitaries, roads like Sardar Patel Marg, Teen Murti Marg, Akbar Road, Tees January Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Subrahmaniam Bharti Marg, Mathura Road, and Bhairon Road will remain closed on October 28 (from 5pm to 11 pm) and on October 29 (from 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 11 pm). Roads like Ring Road (between Bhairon Road and Raj Ghat), and Power Housing road leading to IG Stadium will also be closed. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damApart from this, in order to avoid congestion in New Delhi area, entry towards New Delhi from Ring Road will be closed on Aurobindo Marg (from AIIMS crossing/flyover) towards Lodhi Road and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg from Mool Chand flyover (Ring Road) up to Lodhi Road flyover.On October 28, commuters coming from South to North and vice versa can take the Ring Road from Ashram Chowk – Sarai Kale Khan – IP Estate – Raj Ghat – ISBT Kashmere Gate. These roads have been marked as green corridor and will remain open to general traffic. “From Dhaula Kuan, Ridge Road is continuously available for movement towards Karol Bagh. Similarly, Mother Teresa Crescent will remain open,” Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said. However, the movement on Sardar Patel Marg will be affected for a short duration, so the commuters will have to take upper ridge road and Park Street Road. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeFor East-West movement, Barapulla Road, Lodhi Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent are available. But these roads are likely to witness heavy traffic due to its vicinity to the closed roads. “Apart from the diversion boards, around 4,500 traffic policemen will be deployed in the area to guide the commuters on diversions. Usually there are 3000 traffic cops deployed in these areas but additional 1500 traffic cops will be deployed,” Chander added.North-bound traffic on Ring Road will be diverted at Nizamuddin Bridge to cross the bridge, take Pushta Road near Akshardham and re-enter Ring Road either through Geeta Colony bridge or the bridge coming to ISBT Kashmere Gate.
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