International Yoga day: No vehicular traffic, parking in Delhi's Connaught Place from Monday night

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 19 June 2017, 10:38 PM
Intl Yoga day: No vehicular traffic in Delhi's CP from Monday night (File photo: Ians)
Intl Yoga day: No vehicular traffic in Delhi's CP from Monday night (File photo: Ians)

Vehicular traffic and parking areas in Connaught Place's inner circle will be closed fromMonday night till June 21 morning in the wake of preparations for the International Yoga Day.

However, people will be allowed to walk freely in the area and shops will also remain open.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is gearing up for the International Yoga Day on June 21, centre of which in the national capital will be the Connaught Place area.

"The vehicular traffic in the Connaught place's inner circle area will be closed from 11 PM tonight till 11:30 AM on June 21 for preparations and arrangements for organising the event. Shops and pedestrian traffic will remain open but no inner circle parking lots will be available," a seniorNDMC official said.

He said the civic body has kept the traffic police andNew Delhi Traders' Association (NDTA) in the loop.

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As many as 10,000 people will join Union minister MVenkaiha Naidu, Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and ChiefMinister Arvind Kejriwal in the common Yoga performance in the the national capital on Wednesday.

The NDMC will organise the Delhi edition of the event atConnaught Place, its six radials and inner circles, roads along with three gardens -- Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden -- and also at Children Park at the famousIndia Gate.

First Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 10:30 PM
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