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Delhi Police issues traffic advisory in view of Dhanteras and Diwali | Check areas to avoid

The Delhi traffic police outlined the places and the market areas that are likely to remain affected during the festivals of Dhanteras and Diwali.

Anurag Roushan Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan New Delhi Updated on: November 10, 2023 0:05 IST
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Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Delhi police has issued a traffic advisory ahead of Dhanteras and Diwali

Delhi traffic advisory: Delhi Police has on Thursday issued a traffic advisory in view of Dhanteras and Diwali. In the advisory, the Delhi Police stated that pre Diwali high volume of traffic is expected on the City roads especially around shopping malls and around busy high footfall market areas in several reasons. 

It also outlined the places and the market areas that are likely to remain affected during the festivals of Dhanteras and Diwali. 

Areas likely to experience traffic congestion:

  • Chandani Chowk
  • Khari Baoli
  • Connaught Place
  • Karol Bagh
  • Sarojini Nagar
  • Sadar Bazar
  • Lajpat Nagar
  • Yusuf Sarai Market
  • Nehru Place
  • Greater Kailash
  • Tilak Nagar
  • Gandhi Nagar
  • Kamala Nagar
  • Rajouri Garden 

Other market areas, including Saket J-Block, Anupam Cinema Market, and Dwarka Sectors 6 and 10, also likely remain affected due to the festivities. 

"To avoid inconvenience, save time and fuel and reduce pollution, the general public is advised to utilise the services of public transport like buses, metro rail, carpools, etc," the Delhi police said in an official statement. 

"Connecting with the social media services of the Delhi Traffic Police and the Traffic Help Line will further help in planning hassle-free travel accordingly. Motorists are advised to safely park their vehicles in the authorised parking lots to avoid congestion on the roads", it added.

Delhi Metro services on Diwali 

Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday said the last Metro train service on Diwali (November 12) would start at 10.00 pm from terminal stations of all Lines including the Airport Express Line. 

Metro train services will commence from 6:00 am onwards on all lines/sections and from 4.45 am on Airport Express Line on this Sunday, said DMRC officials. The Delhi Metro's last train on Sunday will start at 10 pm from the terminal stations of all its corridors on account of the Diwali festival. 

Noida police issues traffic advisory

Earlier on Wednesday, the Noida Police also released a traffic advisory outlining road closures and alternate routes in the Gautam Buddh Nagar city area. The advisory, issued by the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissionerate, contains crucial information concerning traffic management during the festive period, which includes Dhanteras, Diwali, and Bhai Dooj. 

Various markets in the city, such as Atta Market, Sector 27, Indira Market, Sector 27, Sector 18, GIP Mall, Garden Galleria Mall, DLF Mall, Brahmaputra Market, Sector 28, Logix Mall City Center, Hoshiyarpur, Shoprix Mall, Sector 37, Botanical Garden, Kasba Kasna, Dadri, and others, are expected to experience traffic congestion.

This year, the festivals of Dhanteras and Diwali will be celebrated on November 10 and 12 respectively. 

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