With the Delhi Police allowing the protesting farmers tractor rally on Republic Day, predictably the security arrangements are high and traffic cautions abundant in the Capital city
Delhi Police Commissioner S. N. Shrivastava has said that “all officers and men as well as CAPF and other force deployed for republic day parade security arrangements should be made aware and be prepared that they will be required for law-and-order arrangements immediately after the republic day celebrations are over”, in connection with the “Kisan/tractor rally”.
Reports suggest there will be a heavy deployment of the Delhi police, in uniform and plain clothes, along with several companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). On top of that there are tens of thousands of traffic police personnel deployed for smooth flow of traffic and for facilitation of spectators and visitors at the India Gate for the parade.
But the tractor parade which will start after the republic day parade, has three entry points, one from Ghazipur, second from Singhu and third from Tikri border of Delhi covering around 170 kilometres of distance – and one which will keep the security personnel on their toes.
People thinking of leaving their homes after the celebrations are over, should know about the various points that the rallies will be crossing. For farmers camping at the Ghazipur border point, their tractor parade will cover areas like Apsra border-Ghaziabad-Duhai and return to Ghazipur.
Then those that start from the Singhu border will pass-through Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi Border, Kundli Manesar Palwal expressway and will return to Singhu border. Lastly, the farmers who start with their tractors from Tikri border, will pass via Nangloi, Najafgarh, Jharoda, Kundli Manesar Palwal expressway, and then head back to Tikri border.
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha assured that they will go back to their respective places from where the rally started, police said.
As of now, there are approximately 12,000 to 13,000 tractors at various Delhi border points — around 7,000 to 8,000 at Tikri, around 5,000 at Singhu and around 1,000 at Ghazipur border — police said, adding that their number is expected to go further up.The latest report and claims suggest there are over a lakh tractors now waiting to be let in.
The Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC) has said that due to the tractor rally of farmers, interstate buses and local buses will not be operational from Anand Vihar ISBT from 6 am to 6 pm on 26th January. Interstate buses plying from here will run from Sarai Kale Khan.
The Haryana Police has said there will be traffic disruptions on National Highway between Karnal to Delhi & Rohtak to Delhi from January 25 to January 27. Traffic on KMP-KGP Expressway will also be impacted & interchanges at Kundli, Assaudha & Badli will not be accessible to traffic movement on these dates.
From the advisory by the Traffic Police, the roads blocks apply not just for the 26th, with some parts of the capital becoming out of bounds from the evening of the 25th. Below we have the traffic advisory issued by Manish Kumar Agrawal, Jt Commissioner Traffic (HQ).
In order to facilitate smooth passage of the Parade, movement of traffic on certain roads leading to the route of the Parade and Tableaux will be restricted as under: –
(1) No traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 06.00 PM on 25.01.2021 till Parade is over. Rajpath is already out of bounds.
(2). No cross traffic on Rajpath intersections from 11.00 PM on 25.01.2021 at Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Road till Parade is over.
(3). ‘C’-Hexagon-India Gate will be closed for traffic from 05.00 AM on 26.01.2021 till Tableaux crosses Tilak Marg.
(4). From 04.00 AM on 26.01.2021 Traffic on Tilak Marg, BSZ Marg and Subhash Marg will not be allowed in both carriageways. Cross traffic will only be allowed depending upon the movement of the Tableaux.
Road users are requested to plan their journey in advance accordingly and avoid the route of Parade and Tableaux, from 0400 hours to 1230 hours, for their own convenience.
Tractor Rally of Farmers will be taken out on the following routes and traffic will remain affected on these routes and the roads leading to these routes. Following diversion will be put in place: –
Route Singhu Border-Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar- DTU-Shahabad Dairy- Barwala Village-Pooth Khurd Village- Kanjhawala T Point- Kanjhawala Chowk- Kutubgarh- Auchandi Border- Kharkhoda Toll Plaza.
- Traffic going towards NH-44 GTK Road will be diverted from Singhu Shani Mandir, Ashok Farm/ Janti Tall, Hamidpur, Sunderpur Majra, Zindopur Mukhmelpur, Kadipur, Kushak Colony, Mukarba Chowk, GTK Depot.
- Traffic going towards Bawana Road will be diverted from Jail Road, KNK Marge, G3S Mall, Madhuban Chowk, Rohini East Metro Station, Rithala Chowk, Pansali Chowk, Helipad T-Point, Utsav Road, DSIIDC Road Sector-4, NarelaBawana Road, Chitra Dharam Kanta, DSIIDC Roundabout, Jhanda Chowk.
III. Traffic going towards Kanjhawala Road will be diverted from Karala, Kanjhawala Village, Jaunti Toll, Qutubgarh- Garhi Road
General public is advised to avoid NH-44-GTK Road, Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Badli Metro Station, Badli Bawana Road, Bawana Road upto Bawana Chowk, Bawana Kanjhawala Road, Kanjhawala Road upto Auchandi Border.
Route Tikri Border- Nangloi-Baprola Village-Najafgarh Excluding Phirni Road- Jharoda Border- Rohtak Bypass (Bahadurgarh)- Asoda Toll Plaza
- Traffic will not be allowed to enter on Rohtak road from Kirari mor and will be diverted towards Mangol puri.
- Traffic will be diverted from Ghevra mor towards Khanjawala.
III. Traffic will be diverted from Peeragarhi chowk towards District Centre and Mangolpuri.
- Jhatikra mod Najafgarh – Commercial vehicles will be diverted from Jhatikra Mod- Najafgarh.
- Dwarka mod at Najafgarh road. No commercial vehicles will be allowed towards Delhi gate Najafgarh.
- Goyla dairy point Najafgarh drain, no commercial vehicles will be allowed towards Najafgarh.
VII. Shurakhpur road T- Point towards Dhansa road.
VIII. Jharoda drain traffic will be diverted towards Kair village then pass towards Dhansa road.
- Najafgarh drain on old kakrola road. No commercial vehicles will be allowed towards Najafgarh.
General Public is advised to avoid NH-10 (Rohtak Road)-Tikri Border, Nangloi Najafgarh Road and Najafgarh-Jharoda Border.
Route Ghazipur Border- NH-24-Road No. 56- ISBT Anand Vihar, Apsara Border – Hapur Road- Bhopura- IMS College- Lal Kuan- Ghazipur Border
- No Commercial vehicles and buses will be allowed on NH-24 and DND from Ring Road. Traffic on NH-24 from Nizamuddin Khatta side will be diverted on pusta road near Akshardham and Mother Dairy Road.
- No Traffic will be allowed towards NH-24 from paper market near Nala cut and Kondli Light point.
III. No traffic towards Road No. 56 from Hasanpur Depot, Patparganj Industrial Area, Ashoka Niketan, Vivekanand Mahila College, ITI College, Ram Mandir Vivek Vihar etc.
- No Traffic towards Apsara Border from R/A Seemapuri Gol Chakkar, Chintamani. Commuters are advised to use Khajuri Pusta Road, Loni Road for U.P.
General Public is advised to avoid Ghazipur Border, Roads leading to NH-24, Road No. 56 and Apsara Border.
General public is hereby advised to avoid the route of Kisan tractor rally. Further, general public and motorists are requested to keep patience, observe traffic rules & road discipline and follow directions of traffic personnel deployed at all intersections and remain updated through traffic police helpline/electronic/social media. People are requested to plan their journey in advance and keep sufficient time in hand to avoid inconvenience.
Delhi Traffic Police
The Delhi Traffic Police has released a list of suggested routes “if the journey is unavoidable”. These routes are:-
NORTH –SOUTH CORRIDOR
Ring Road – Ashram Chowk – Sarai Kale Khan – I.P. Flyover – Rajghat – Ring Road
From Madarsa – Lodhi Road ‘T’ point – Aurobindo Marg – AIIMS Chowk –Ring Road – Dhaula Kuan – Vande Matram Marg – Shankar Road – Sheikh Mujbur Rahman Road or Mandir Marg.
EAST- WEST CORRIDOR
–Ring Road – Bhairon Road – Mathura Road – Lodhi Road – Aurobindo Marg – AIIMS Flyover – Ring Road – Dhaula Kuan – Vande Matram Marg
–Ring road – ISBT – Chandgi Ram Akhara – Mall Road – Azad Pur – Ring Road.
FOR NEW DELHI RAILWAY STATION
–From South Delhi:- Dhaula Kuan – Vande Matram Marg – Panchkuian Road -Outer Circle Connaught Place – Chelmsford Road for Paharganj side or Minto Road- Bhavbhuti Marg for Ajmeri Gate side.
–From East Delhi:- Boulevard Road via ISBT Bridge – Rani Jhansi Flyover – R/A Jhandewalan – D.B. Gupta Road- Sheela Cinema Road- Paharganj Bridge and reach New Delhi Rly Station.
FOR OLD DELHI RAILWAY STATION
–From South Delhi:- Ring Road – Ashram Chowk – Sarai Kale Khan – Ring Road – Rajghat – Ring Road – Chowk Yamuna Bazar – S.P. Mukherjee Marg – Chhatta Rail – Kauria Bridge and reach Old Delhi Rly. Station.
It is also important to note that while the advisory says there will be no restriction for people from North Delhi going towards New Delhi Railway Station or Old Delhi Railway Station, yet advises that the journey is planned in advance, with “sufficient extra time to reach their destination to avoid possible delay”.
BUS TERMINATING POINTS
Bus movement will also not be smooth with City Bus Services to be curtailed at the following points;-
- Shivaji Stadium 2. ISBT Sarai Kale Khan
- R/A Kamla Market. 4. Delhi Sachivalaya (IGI Stadium)
- Pragati Maidan (Bhairon Road) 6. Hanuman Mandir (Yamuna Bazar)
7 Mori Gate 8. ISBT Kashmiri Gate
INTER STATE BUSES:
(I) Buses from Ghaziabad bound for Shivaji Stadium shall take NH-9 (NH-24), Ring Road and terminate at Bhairon Road.
(II) Buses coming from NH-9 (NH-24) shall take right turn on Road No. 56 and terminate at ISBT Anand Vihar.
(III) Buses coming from Ghaziabad side will be diverted at Mohan Nagar towards Bhopra Chungi for Wazirabad Bridge.
(IV) All Inter State buses coming from Dhaula Kuan side shall terminate at Dhaula Kuan.
Metro Rail Service shall remain available for commuters at all Metro Stations during the Republic Day Parade on 26th Jan., 2021. However, Boarding/Deboarding at the below mentioned station will not be permitted as per schedule given:-
Name of Metro Station Boarding/Deboarding not allowed
(These affect stations in Yellow and violet lines of the Delhi metro)
Kendriya Sachivalaya From 5.00 AM till 1200 Noon on 26.01.2021.
Lok Kalyan Marg (Race Course) From 8.45 AM to 1200 Noon on
No TSR and Taxi will be allowed to enter or ply after 0700 hours on 26.01.2021 in the Area bound by:-
Mother Teresa Crescent – Baba Kharak Singh Marg – Ashoka Road Upto R/A Patel Chowk – Sansad Marg Upto Tolstoy Marg Upto – Tolstoy Marg Upto Kasturba Gandhi Marg – Kasturba Gandhi Marg Upto Ferozeshah Road – Ferozeshah Road Upto R/A Mandi House – Bhagwan Dass Road – Mathura Road – Subramaniam Bharti Marg – Humayun Road – A.P.J Abdul Kalam Marg – Kamal Ata Turk Marg – Kautilya Marg And Sardar Patel Road (Excluded).
(WITH PTI INPUTS)
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