The list of roads to avoid in Delhi for four days include Ashoka Road, Janpath, Firoz Shah Road, Barahamba Road, Sikandra Road and Mathura Road, among others.

HT Auto Desk

October 17, 2022, 3:22 p.m

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The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory to commuters to avoid certain stretches of road between October 18 and 21 as special arrangements will be made for smooth transportation of delegates to the 90th Annual Interpol General Assembly being held at Pragati Maidan. The department said various traffic measures would be put in place, while the traffic police said commuters traveling in the area may face delays.

Passengers are advised to plan their trips accordingly. The list of roads to avoid for the four days includes Ashoka Road, Janpath, Firoz Shah Road, Barakhamba Road, Sikandra Road, Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Marg, Kamal Ataturk Marg, Panchsheel Marg, Shantipat and Mahatma Gandhi Marg.

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Some other roads to avoid include Maharishi Raman Marg, Bhisma Pitamah Marg, Sardar Patel Marg, Dhaula Kuan Flyover, Gurgaon Road, Mehram Nagar Tunnel, Aerocity and T3 Approach Road.

The traffic department has also advised the general public to work from home, use public transport, delay avoidable traffic, consider alternative routes and allow extra time to reach places like the airport, railway station and ISBT.

Delegations from 195 countries will take part in the 90th annual Interpol General Assembly. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it on October 18, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah will deliver the eulogy on October 21.

Delegates will stay in seven hotels – The Lalit, The Imperial, Shangri La, Le Meridien, The Oberoi, Hyatt Regency and The Ashok – and travel to Pragati Maidan, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the airport. Various traffic measures will be taken to ensure smooth transportation of delegates.

The traffic department also said that it is important to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads in the New Delhi area and this can be achieved with the support of corporates, organizations and individuals.

Date of first publication: 17 Oct 2022, 15:18 IST