Anticipating traffic congestion on several roads on account of Muharram which will be observed tomorrow, Delhi Traffic Police Tuesday issued an advisory for people to take alternative routes to avoid jams.
According to the advisory, ‘Tazia’ (procession) will start from Chhatta Shahzad and pass through Pahari Bhojla-Jama Masjid-Chawri Bazar-New Delhi Railway Station-Connaught Place-Parliament Street-New Delhi Jama Masjid-Raisina Road-Tughlak Road-Aurobindo Marg-Jor Bagh and reach Karbala in the evening hours.
Another procession will start from Pahari Dheeraj in North District around 1.00 PM and will reach Paharganj bridge via Bara Tuti-Qutab Road and will merge with the above-mentioned main procession at Chemsford Road. ‘Tazias’ from Nizamuddin, Okhla and Mehrauli will reach Karbala directly, the advisory said.
Tomorrow, ‘Alam and Taboot’ procession will be taken out from Shia Jama Masjid, Kashmere Gate, Chabi Ganj, Chhota Bazar, Bara Bazar from 9 AM onwards and would terminate at Panja Sharif at around 4 PM.
‘Tazia’ processions will be taken out in East district, North-East district (Trans Yamuna area), North-West district (Inderlok and Jahangirpuri), South-East district (Nizamuddin), South district and West district and these will terminate at local Karbalas of the respective districts.
Apart from this, movement of traffic is also likely to be affected on Mathura Road, Maa Anandmai Marg, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Road No 56 (opposite Anand Vihar Terminal), Road No 66 (towards Wazirabad), Pankha Road, Palam Dabri Road Jakhira Flyover to Inderlok Metro Station (Bir Banda Bahadur Singh Marg) and Najafgarh Road from - Jakhira to Kishanganj etc, due to other local processions, the adivsory said.
“Those going to New Delhi Railway Station on October 12, 2016 particularly in evening should leave in advance and keep sufficient time for possible delay on routes.
“For reaching New Delhi Railway Station, commuters should avoid Connaught Place and reach Ajmeri Gate side through Tilak Marg, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg or through Rajghat and Jawaharlal Nehru Marg depending on movement of procession,” the advisory issued by Sandeep Goel, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic Headquarter), said.
He said that bus services may be affected at the time of the processions and some of the services are likely to be terminated “depending on the movement of the processions”.
“There is likelihood of slowing down and congestion of traffic along the routes of the processions and adjoining roads. General public and motorists are advised to avoid the above mentioned routes, and follow the directions of the traffic policemen posted all along the routes of procession to avoid inconvenience. For uninterrupted journey, general commuters may use Metro services,” he said.