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Independence Day: Security tightened across India, traffic restrictions in Delhi

Traffic restrictions are notified for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort and on its full dress rehearsal on Monday while the DMRC has said parking facilities will not be available at its stations.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 14, 2018 15:36 IST ]
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Security in Delhi

Security has been enhanced across the country in view of the celebrations to commemmorate India's 72nd Independence Day on August 15, wherein traffic restrictions will also be in place in the national capital from Monday. 

Traffic restrictions are notified for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort and on its full dress rehearsal on Monday while the DMRC has said parking facilities will not be available at its stations.

Half-a-dozen roads will remain closed while traffic will be diverted on some roads on these days, police said.

Parking facilities will not be available at the Delhi Metro stations from 6 am on August 14 till 2 pm on August 15 in view of the security measures adopted on the occasion of Independence Day.

Six roads - Netaji Subhash Marg, Lothian Road, S P Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg and Esplanade Road - and its Link Road will be closed for general public from 5 am to 9 am on both the days, the police said.

Vehicles without parking labels for the rehearsal parade need to avoid Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Subhash Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg and Ring Road between Nizamuddin Bridge and ISBT bridge and take alternative route.

North-South traffic will follow alternative routes from Aurobindo Marg, Connaught Place-Minto Road, Ring Road-ISBT and Nizamuddin bridge.

In the East-West corridor, the vehicular traffic will follow alternative routes of DND-NH24-Vikas Marg, Vikas Marg- DDU Marg, and Boulevard Road-Barfkhana.

Movement of goods vehicles between Nizamuddin bridge and Wazirabad bridge will be prohibited from 12 midnight of August 14 to 11 am on August 15.

Inter-state buses will not be allowed between Maharana Pratap ISBT and Sarai Kale Khan ISBT from 4 am to 11 am, the police said.

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Local city buses, including of DTC, will not move on Ring Road from 4am to 11 am on August 15, between Hanuman Setu and Bhairon Road T-point and take alternative routes available.

Buses ordinarily terminating at Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Delhi main railway station will be curtailed or diverted.

Alternative routes will remain open to railway stations, bus stations and hospitals near the venue of Independence Day function, the police said.

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In a measure to avoid any inconvenience to the students due to the Independence Day rehearsals, many schools in Delhi will start at 10 am on Monday.

The directive was issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) following the recommendations of the Delhi Traffic Police, as the full-dress rehearsals of Independence Day celebrations will be held at the Red Fort on Monday.

Meanwhile, other states too have stepped up security arrangements in order to avoid any problems. 

In Amritsar, police is undertaking stringent security check at railway stations, bus stands, and hotels. However, the police confirmed that no specific inputs have been received so far.

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