India’s Republic Day is tomorrow and the preparations for the same are in full swing. With the full dress rehearsal that happened on 23rd January, many roads were closed in the national capital. Tomorrow, when the main parade will happen, a lot of roads will remain closed and the traffic will be diverted too. Here are all the details that you need to know.
As per the traffic advisory released by the authorities, there will be no traffic movement on Vijay Chowk. The parade will commence from Vijay Chowk and will go along the Rajpath. It will pass through India Gate’s Amar Jawan Jyoti, Princess Palace, Tilak Marg Radial road, and then turn right on the C-Hexagon. The parade will then take left and enter the National Stadium from Gate No-1.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Manish Kumar Agarwal,
“Traffic movement on certain roads leading to the parade’s route will be restricted, and no traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6 pm on Friday till the rehearsal is over on Saturday, no cross traffic will be allowed on Rajpath intersections from 11 PM on Friday at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Man Singh Road and the `C`-Hexagon-India Gate will be closed for traffic from 9.15 am on Saturday till the entire parade and tableaux enter the National Stadium,”
The traffic police requested the motorists and commuters to plan their journey in advance to avoid any inconvenience and delays in journey. The cops have also suggested to take alternate routes and not to enter the parade roads till the parade is over on 26th January.
“Though there will be no restriction for people from North Delhi going towards New Delhi Railway Station or Old Delhi Railway Station yet it is advised that they plan their journey in advance and take sufficient extra time to reach their destination to avoid possible delay,”
The public buses and city buses will be curtailed at Shivaji Stadium, ISBT Sarai Kale Khan, Kamla Market, Delhi Sachivalya (IGI Stadium), Pragati Maidan (Bhairon Road), Hanuman Mandir (Yamuna Bazar), Mori Gate and ISBT Kashmere Gate. The buses bound for Ghaziabad from Shivaji Stadium will use the NH24, Ring Road and will terminate at Bhairon Road. The buses coming from Ghaziabad using the NH24 will take right to curtail at ISBT Anand Vihar.
Metro rail will work as usual but the boarding and de-boarding at Kendriya Sachivalaya, Udyog Bhava from 5 am till Republic Day parade is over.
Kissan Tractor Rally
The protesting farmers at the borders will also take part in a massive tractor rally on 26th January. The Delhi Police have allowed the rally. Delhi Police have said that the farmers protesting at Singhu Border will cover 63 kilometeres and their rally will pass through Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Kanjhanwala, Bawana and KMP Expressway.
The rally from Tikri Border will pass through Nangloi, Najafgarh, Jharoda, and KMP Expressway and cover a distance of 62.5 km.The farmers at Ghazipur will drive through Apsara Border Hapur Road, Kundli Expressway (EPE) and will cover a total of 68 km.