The festival of Diwali will be celebrated across the country on 12 November 2023. Dhanteras will be celebrated on 10th November. In both these festivals, people go out in large numbers for shopping. Due to which there is a lot of crowd on the roads also. In view of this, Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory on Thursday saying that special traffic arrangements will be made on weekends.
New Delhi: Due to ‘Dhanteras’ and Diwali, high footfall is expected at several parts of the city, said the Delhi Traffic Police, while advising people to utilize the services of public transport like bus, metro mail and car pool etc as heavy traffic is expected. In anticipation of traffic congestion during Diwali and Dhanteras festivals, Delhi Police has on Thursday issued a traffic advisory in view of Dhanteras and Diwali.
The Traffic Police said that the festival of Dhanteras and Diwali will be celebrated on 10th and 12th November 2023 while high traffic is expected on the city roads especially around shopping malls and around busy high footfall markets before Diwali. It also outlined the places and the market areas that are likely to remain affected during the festivals of Dhanteras and Diwali.
Areas likely to experience traffic congestion:
Yusuf Sarai Market
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) November 9, 2023
Delhi Traffic Police has warned that there is a possibility of heavy traffic on the city roads, surrounding market areas and around big malls during Diwali ahead of the festival celebrations. In the advisory notice issued by Delhi Traffic Police, the crowded areas of the city like Chandni Chowk, Khari Boli, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar, Sadar Bazaar, Lajpat Nagar, Nehru Place, Greater Kailash were mentioned.
Police officials say that to avoid inconvenience, save time, fuel and reduce pollution, the general public should use public transport services like bus, metro rail and car pool etc.
Roads Likely To Get Affected According to Delhi Police:
Main Chandni Chowk Road
Netaji Subhash Marg
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg
Church Mission Road
Swami Vivekanand Marg
Naya Bazar Road
Inner & Outer Circle Connaught Place
Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Area around Gol Market
Delhi Metro services on Diwali
Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday said the last Metro train service on Diwali (November 12) would start at 10.00 pm from terminal stations of all Lines including the Airport Express Line.
Metro train services will commence from 6:00 am onwards on all lines/sections and from 4.45 am on Airport Express Line on this Sunday, said DMRC officials. The Delhi Metro’s last train on Sunday will start at 10 pm from the terminal stations of all its corridors on account of the Diwali festival.
Noida police issues traffic advisory
Earlier on Wednesday, the Noida Police also released a traffic advisory outlining road closures and alternate routes in the Gautam Buddh Nagar city area. The advisory, issued by the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissionerate, contains crucial information concerning traffic management during the festive period, which includes Dhanteras, Diwali, and Bhai Dooj.
Various markets in the city, such as Atta Market, Sector 27, Indira Market, Sector 27, Sector 18, GIP Mall, Garden Galleria Mall, DLF Mall, Brahmaputra Market, Sector 28, Logix Mall City Center, Hoshiyarpur, Shoprix Mall, Sector 37, Botanical Garden, Kasba Kasna, Dadri, and others, are expected to experience traffic congestion.
This year, the festivals of Dhanteras and Diwali will be celebrated on November 10 and 12 respectively.