Thanks to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival, being held on the Yamuna river bed from March 11-13, commuters from Noida and Delhi are in for major traffic snarls.
However, Noida and Delhi Police are trying to keep a check on this, especially around the DND Flyway, which connects the two cities.
Traffic personnel are posted at Noida-Delhi borders and traffic is being regulated near the Chilla border near Mayur Vihar, which will most likely be choked by visitors, said Kiran S, SSP Noida.
“We are telling commuters to avoid certain routes and suggesting alternatives,” he added.
“When we discussed the issue with Delhi Police, we realised that at least one lakh people will take the Metro to Akshardham road to reach the festival venue. So it is better to block the road for vehicles,” he said.
Delhi Police, on its part, has asked commuters to avoid:
Ring Road: From Bhairon Road to Ashram Chowk
DND Road: DND toll plaza from sundial point to Noida Link Road and Ashram to DND carriageway
Noida Link Road: From Chilla checkpost to Laxmi Nagar chowk
NH-24: From Nizamuddin bridge to Ghazipur border
To reach Delhi from Noida, people are being advised to take Ashok Nagar, Jhundupura, NH24 Kondli and Kalindi bridge.
For a more comprehensive understanding of the traffic situation, here are the four-page traffic advisory and route maps issued by Delhi Police. Relatively traffic-free routes are marked in green in the maps: