Delhi Metro will provide bus service for those visiting India Gate and Central Vista from September 9, after the inauguration of Central Vista. Anuj Dayal, senior executive director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), told ANI that visitors will be able to board the buses from Bhairon Road.
“Electric buses will be deployed at the Bhairon Road pick-up point to pick up visitors and drop them off at Gate No. 1 of the National Stadium C Hexagon, from where India Gate and Central Vista are within walking distance. also stated that six buses will be operated on the route and will be available to visitors from 5:00 p.m. and the last pick-up will continue until 9:00 p.m. This facility will initially be available for one week.
Earlier on Wednesday, Alap Patel, the Deputy Traffic Commissioner of Police (DCP) briefed ANI on the route diversion and traffic arrangement in the capital. “In order to facilitate pedestrian safety and ensure smooth traffic flow in New Delhi district, the following road will be diverted from C-Hexagon; Tilak Marg, Purana Quila Road, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Pandara Road, Shahjahan Road, Akbar Road, Ashoka Road, KG Marg and Copernicus Marg,” the DCP said.
“Apart from these, the following roads and junctions are expected to experience heavy traffic volumes during the period; W-Point, Mathura Road, Ashoka Road, Subramanian Bharti Marg, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, Rajesh Pilot Marg, R/A Windsor Place, R/A Claridge Hotel, R/A MLNP, Janpath, Firoz Shah Road, R/A Mandi House, Sikandra Road, Q-Point, Prithvi Raj Road and Akbar Road,” he added The DCP also suggested people not to come with private vehicles and to use public transport during the event.”Two areas have been allocated for parking spaces with a capacity of approximately 500 and 300 cars respectively. But, as huge crowds are expected to turn around at the event, we suggest people do not bring their private vehicles and use DMRC buses and other public transport. .”
Central Vista will be inaugurated on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Drone shows and cultural programs will also be held for the public from September 9 to 11. For security reasons, drones will not be permitted near Central Vista on the day of the PM’s visit. But, it will be allowed for the rest of the days. (ANI)
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