With the Republic Day round the corner, the roads of National Capital have already started to choke. Police barricades on every road leading to the heart of the Delhi has made it difficult for many daily commuters who take the route to their payday cheque providers!
Here are some things which will help you to avoid busy roads and the detailed traffic advisory, which will help you to avoid long, boring, and irritating road blocks and jams. The Republic Day security is already in place and Delhi Police is screwing every road and looking for violators.
One of the best thing to do is to leave home early, avoid the rush hour. Delhi roads are generally isolated around 7am, it is in best interest to leave home early and reach the destination sooner than getting stuck in traffic. Avoid the rush hour of 8-11am and then 5-7 pm. These are the worst hours and traffic literally crawls during these hours. Avoid the roads leading to Central Delhi, this is the hotspot of happenings and one should avoid this route.
Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory, which will help you to avoid the painful traffic conditions of Delhi during the Republic Day Parade which starts at Raj Path and ends at Red Fort.
The parade starts at 9am and goes until 12pm but the traffic conditions remain grim from early morning, the barricades will be in place from 5am till late noon.
According to the traffic advisory, refrain from high security areas of central Delhi. As a national holiday, everything remains closed during the Republic Day and the traffic on road is very less, but the blockades on road make the traffic flow very slow.
The following roads will remain closed during the time mentioned.
No Traffic after 5 AM
Vijay Chowk, Rajpath
No Traffic after 9 AM
Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Road, India Gate C-Hexagon
No Traffic after 10:30
Tilak Marg, BSZ Marg, Subash Marg, Red Fort
Udyog Bhawan, R. Kamraj Marg, Tyagraj Marg, Talkatora Stadium, Aram Bagh Road, Round About – Kamla Market, Velodrome Road, Pagati Maidan, Hanuman Mandir, Nigam Bodh Ghat, Ring Road/ISBT, Mori Gate, ISBT Sarai Kale Khan.
Interstate Bus Services will also be restricted. The buses coming from Gurgaon will be restricted at Dhaula Kuan, Badarpur Border - ISBT Sarai Kale Khan, Ghaziabad – ISBT Anand Vihar.
The Traffic will be allowed of following North-South corridor:
People coming from Noida, Ghaziabad can follow this route; Ring Road – Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan – I.P. Flyover – Rajghat – Ring Road.
People coming from South Delhi, Gurgaon can follow this route – Aurobindo Nagar, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Attaturk Mag, Kautilya marg, Sardar Patel Marg, Motehr Taresa Crescent, RML, Baba Kharak Singh Marg to avoid the restricted area.
You can also use Prithvi Raj Road, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Mathura Road and so on.
The East-West corridor can be used on these roads. Ring Road, Bhairon Road, Mathura Road, S. Bharti Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Prthvi Raj Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Attaturk Marg, Panchsheel Marg – Simon Bolivar Marg, Upper Ridge Road.
Also the following road can be followed – Ring Road, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road – Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjung Road, Teen Murti Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent – Park Street and Shankar Road.
The Ring Road, Boulavard Road, Baraf Khana Chowk, Rani Jahnsi Road, Faiz Road, D.B. Gupta Road can also be used during the Republic Day parade.
While the most used common roads of the city are seized during the Republic Day, anyone can get around the city following the traffic advisory. The days leading to Republic Day will also be as crawly, follow the traffic advisory and reach your destination quicker.