Delhi Police releases traffic advisory ahead of PM Modi-Rahul Gandhi election rallies today

- May 18, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Delhi Police makes special traffic arrangements for political rallies by PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi today. Commuters advised to avoid certain roads

Delhi Police have implemented special traffic arrangements in the national capital ahead of two major political rallies for the Lok Sabha elections 2024 on May 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address his first poll meeting in North East Delhi, while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will campaign in the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency today.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Delhi Traffic Police wrote, “Traffic Advisory: Special traffic arrangements will be effective around Ram Lila Ground, Ashok Vihar Phase-IV on May 18, 2024 from 2:00 PM onwards. Kindly follow the advisory”. Commuters are expected to avoid various roads including Chaudhari Gulab Singh Road, KC Goel Marg, Nahar Singh Marg, Satyawati College Road in Ashok Vihar, Swami Narayan Marg, Nirankari Marg, and others, the advisory read.

“Traffic Advisory: Special traffic arrangements will be effective around Yamuna Khadar area, Kartarpur (Shastri Park Pusta Road) on May 18, 2024 from 2:00 PM onwards. Kindly follow the advisory,” Delhi Traffic Police wrote in another advisory. The police suggested commuters also avoid travelling on Wazirabad Road, including Signature Bridge and Pusta Road from Shastri Park to Khajuri Chowk.

“Since traffic will remain closed on Pusta Road from Shastri Park to Khajuri Chowk on both carriageways from 2 pm onwards till the completion of the program, commuters are advised to go straight on Khajuri flyover towards Loni,” the advisory read.

There will be a four-layer security cordon involving the Special Protection Group (SPG), the security wing of the Delhi Police, and the local police, said two officers familiar with the security arrangements.

Over 2,000 security and traffic personnel will be stationed in and around the venue to manage the crowd, control traffic, and prevent any untoward incidents during the PM’s rally. All security measures, including venue and area scanning, have been completed. A final inspection, involving sniffer dogs, bomb detection and disposal squads, and other relevant teams, will take place on Saturday before the rally begins. The internal security cordon for the PM will be formed by SPG commandos, while Delhi Police’s PM security wing officials will be positioned in the second layer of security.

Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora also held a meeting with senior officers to review security arrangements across the national capital. (With inputs from PTI)