Anticipating heavy rush on the roads on the New Year eve, the Delhi Traffic Police and its counterparts in Noida and Gurugram have issued traffic advisories to ensure smooth traffic flow.
Following are the traffic advisories for commuters of the Delhi-NCR:
The Delhi Police's traffic advisory for the New Year says no vehicular traffic shall be allowed in inner, middle or outer circle of Connaught Place.
The advisory also said that parking space near Connaught Place will be available only on a first come-first serve basis.
"No vehicle shall be allowed to proceed towards Connaught Place beyond (i) R/A Mandi House (ii) R/A Bengali Market (iii) North foot of Ranjit Singh Flyover (iv) Minto Road-Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg crossing (v) Chelmsford Road near Munje Chowk (New Delhi Rly. Station) (vi) RK Ashram Marg-Chitragupta Marg Crossing (vii) R/A Gole Market (viii) R/A GPO, New Delhi (viii) Patel Chowk (ix) Kasturba Gandhi Road - Ferozshah Road Crossing (x) Jai Singh Road-Bangla Sahib Lane (xi) R/A Windsor place," said the advisory issued by the Delhi Traffic Police.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has informed that exit points of Rajiv Chowk metro station would remain closed after 9 pm to ease overcrowding.
"To ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve (December 31, 2019), exit from Rajiv Chowk metro station will not be allowed after 9 pm onwards. Entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of the last train. Please plan your journey accordingly," the DMRC tweeted.
According to the advisory, traffic arrangements have also been made at places having high footfall such as Saket, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, New Friends Colony, Hauz Khas, Defence Colony, Vasant Vihar, RK Puram, Nehru Place, Dwarka, Palam Air Port, Rajouri Garden Area, Ashok Vihar Area, Model Town Area and Mayur Vihar Area.
The Noida Traffic Police announced that several routes leading to and from Sector 18 would be diverted from 4 pm on Tuesday till 2 am on Wednesday.
As per the advisory issued by the Noida Police, certain sections near the Sector 18 Metro station have been made 'no parking zones' and the police have asked people to avoid violation of the law.
People have been asked to use the multi-level parking in Sector 18 instead of leaving their cars on the roads.
“Breath analyser test will be carried out and penalty issued to those driving vehicles after consuming more than 30 milligram of alcohol,” the traffic police said.
Kalindi Kunj road which connects Noida to Delhi will remain close for the 17th day. Security has been beefed up in the area.
To ensure smooth vehicular movement on the day, the Gurugram Traffic Police advisory asks the commuters to park their vehicles at a designated parking space.
“Parking on the road will be strictly prohibited and vehicles parked on the road will be towed away by the Gurugram Traffic Police,” said a circular circulated by the traffic police.
The traffic police issued the advisory anticipating a huge rush on the road with people heading to malls and markets for New Year celebration.
The traffic police personnel will be deployed at various points in the city to keep a check on drunken driving. “The penalty for drunken driving, as per the amended Motor Vehicle Act, is Rs. 10,000 and the driving license is liable to be suspended for 3 months. Commuters are advised not to drive vehicles in an intoxicated state,” the traffic police said.
For the commuters visiting Sector 29 market for the New Year celebration, the traffic police has stated that both sides of the carriageway of Sector 29 from red light near Machan Restaurant to Crown Plaza chowk and Leisure Valley road from Crown Plaza chowk to Leisure Valley T-point will remain closed for vehicular movement.
The carriageway from Sector 29 red light (near Machan restaurant) to the intersection near Kingdom of Dreams shall operate for a one-way traffic.
Leisure Valley Ground has been designated as the parking area. Vehicles parked elsewhere are liable to be towed away.
The traffic police also advised commuters intending to go towards Sector-29 market from NH-48 to follow the blue line and park their vehicle in the designated parking area.
Commuters coming from Signature Tower to Sector-29 market are requested to follow the yellow line and take a left from Lemon Tree Hotel before going straight towards the parking area.
Commuters coming from MG Road are requested to follow the green line, take a right after IFFCO Chowk metro station and go straight towards the parking area.
“Road closures will also be reflected on Google Maps. The traffic officials will be on the spot to facilitate the traffic” said the traffic police official.