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Chhath Puja: Ahead of mahaparv Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory

New Delhi: In view of large crowds expected to gather at water bodies across the Delhi on Chhath Puja on Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory on Friday, saying they have made elaborate arrangements. As per the advisory, thousands of devotees are expected to be congregating at various ponds since Sunday afternoon.

By: Priyanka Verma  Pardaphash Group
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Chhath Puja: Ahead of mahaparv Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory

New Delhi: In view of large crowds expected to gather at water bodies across the Delhi on Chhath Puja on Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory on Friday, saying they have made elaborate arrangements. As per the advisory, thousands of devotees are expected to be congregating at various ponds since Sunday afternoon. The prayers are offered at the time of sunset. Even though some devotees may leave after sunset prayers, several will stay for the night in tents along various ponds.

The Delhi traffic police issued an advisory stating that the traffic flow might be affected from Sunday afternoon to Monday morning on roads that are beside major ponds. The advisory said that “Appropriate diversions will be made by the traffic police based on ground requirements. Commuters are advised to avoid the roads adjoining the Chhath Puja sites including, the stretch of Outer Ring Road, Old Wazirabad Bridge to ITO, Vikas Marg, Pushta Road (Khajoori/Shastri Park), Kalindi Kunj Bridge, GTK Road, Rohtak Road, Pankha Road, Najafgarh Road, MB Road, Maa Anandmai Marg, etc.”

The advisory further stated that there will be no restrictions for New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Nizamuddin Railway Station, and the ISBT, but people should leave in advance and keep sufficient time to accommodate possible delays in routes. In order to ensure smooth traffic movement, commuters have been also advised by the traffic police to avoid the roads near the sites allocated for Chhath Puja celebrations.

“People are requested to avail public transport like Delhi Metro to help decongestion of roads. Park your vehicles only at designated parking lots. Roadside parking must be avoided as it causes hindrance to the normal flow of traffic. Traffic police in Noida have also directed commuters in terms of traffic diversions. As per its advisory, no heavy vehicles will be allowed on the route from Mahamaya flyover to Kalindi Kunj.

Traffic will be diverted from Mahamaya flyover via Kalindi Kunj towards Sarita Vihar, Delhi and Harnandi Bridge, Kulesara. In order to ensure that devotees do not face problems due to traffic snarls and can offer their prayers easily, a team of traffic police will be deployed across the ghats.

The traffic police advised commuters to avoid the roads near the sites allocated for Chhath Puja celebration. The Noida traffic police has also directed that heavy vehicles traveling from Greater Noida will be detoured around the Charkha roundabout. Heavy vehicles coming from Sector 37 above the Mahamaya flyover will also be diverted from Gaushala Roundabout to Charkha Roundabout at the end of the flyover if required, the police added.

The Delhi traffic police advisory also said,”General public and motorists are advised to have patience, observe traffic rules and Road discipline and follow directions of traffic personnel deployed at all intersections. People are requested to plan their journey in advance to avoid inconvenience.”.As per an advisory issued by the authorities of Ghaziabad, traffic near Hindon Bridge on GT Road will be diverted for two days due to the Chhath Puja celebrations.

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