The Delhi Traffic Police issues widespread travel advisories and traffic restrictions in preparation for the G20 Summit.The Delhi Traffic Police has set extensive limitations for the complete traffic rehearsal, which will take place Saturday and Sunday from 8am onwards in preparation for the impending G20 Summit.
The dates of the G20 Summit in New Delhi are September 9 and 10. People have been encouraged to plan their trips well in advance in order to avoid a number of stretches through Saturday and Sunday and have been urged to avoid traveling to these areas whenever feasible.
According to Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) SS Yadav, there won’t be any immediate effects on the flow of traffic on the highways leading to New Delhi.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding traffic restrictions:
- Why are some highways restricted or closed during the weekend?
On Saturday and Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police will conduct a complete traffic drill in preparation for the G20 Summit.
- What highways will be affected?
Due to the restrictions, traffic may become backed up on some roads, including Sardar Patel Marg, Panchsheel Marg, 11 Murti, Teen Murti roundabout, Barakhamba Road, Janpath, Kartavya Path, Vivekanand Marg, close to the Lodhi Road flyover, Joseph Tito Marg, Press Enclave Road, Lal Bahadur Shashtri Marg, C-Hexagon, Mathura Road, and Saleem Garh bypass.
- When will the impact on traffic be greatest?
Rehearsals are only permitted on Saturday from 8.30 am to noon, 4.30 pm to 6 pm, and 7 pm to 11 night. Rehearsals on Sunday will take place in three shifts from 8am to 9am, 9.30am to 10.30am, and 12.30pm to 4pm.
- How long will the disruption to traffic flow last?
Traffic on the routes that the carcade uses is likely to be impacted during the rehearsal. According to SS Yadav, special commissioner of police (traffic), it shouldn’t take more than three to five minutes for the cars to pass through at any one time.
Can one drive on the C-Hexagon or visit India Gate?
Roads heading to C-Hexagon will probably experience a slowed down in traffic, however traffic police officers will periodically lift restrictions to let cars pass. Yadav recommended commuters to schedule their trips in advance.
- Do buses run?
According to the traffic police, bus services will mostly be unaffected, though some routes might be changed to avoid New Delhi district roads, depending on the current traffic conditions.
- Will there be cabs and cars?
Yes, although there can be traffic jams and delays, so commuters must allow enough time and use the Metro services.
- Metro will it run?
It is true that police have recommended commuters to choose the Metro over personal automobiles, autos, and taxis.
- How will people get to the railroad or airport?
The traffic police have encouraged commuters to take the Metro, “especially the Airport Express Line connecting New Delhi Station to Dwarka Sector 21 Station via IGI Airport T3,” over using cars, cabs, and their personal vehicles.
Source- Hindustan times