“Traffic Diversions on Delhi Roads including Mathura Road and Mehrauli-Badarpur Road on 28th and 29th July”
Muharram 2023:The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory on the 28th and 29th of July ahead of the Muharram procession. The main Tajia procession will start around 9 PM on Friday night. It will begin from Chhatta Shahzad and Kalaan Mahal, passing through Kamra Bangash, Chitli Qabar, Churi Walan, Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, Chawri Bazaar, and Hauz Qazi, and then return through the same route.
Traffic Advisory— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) July 27, 2023
In view of #Muharram procession on July 28/29, 2023, traffic arrangements have been planned for the ease of commuters. Kindly follow the advisory to avoid any inconvenience.#DPTrafficAdvisory pic.twitter.com/uFw7tj2D57
Another important procession will start from the old police outpost and pass through Ashok Basti, Kutub Road, Khaari Baavli, Lal Kuan, Hauz Qazi, Chawri Bazaar, Jama Masjid, and then return through the opposite route.
From Nizamuddin, Okhla, and Mehrauli, the Tajias will directly reach Karbala, while other Tajia processions will take place in various districts of Delhi and conclude at local Karbala in their respective areas.
On Saturday, 29th July, around 11 AM, the procession will gather in Kalan Mahal, and then it will follow the same route and proceed towards Pahadi Bhojla, Chitli Qabar, Matia Mahal Chowk, Jama Masjid, Chawri Bazaar, and Hauz Qazi before reaching Karbala. Other major areas include Ajmeri Gate, New Delhi Railway Station, Connaught Place, and other prominent regions.
During the processions, the Delhi Traffic Police has prepared a diversion plan for traffic management involving the Delhi Transport Corporation and other city buses. This plan includes reducing the number of buses and altering their routes on various roads, such as Desh Bandhu Gupta Road, W-Point, A-Point, Shanti Path, Panchsheel, Sardar Patel Marg, Arvind Chowk, Arvind Marg, South End, Prithviraj Road, and other different roads.
The possibility of significant road disruptions due to traffic changes exists, including Mathura Road, Maan Anandmai Marg, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Road Number 56 (in front of Anand Vihar Terminal), Road Number 66 (towards Wazirabad), and Pankha Road. Palla-Dabari Road, Indralok Metro Station (Bir Banda Bahadur Singh Marg) from Zakheera Flyover, and Najafgarh Road from Zakheera to Kishanganj are also included in these affected areas, as indicated in the latest report as per police advisories.
Passengers heading towards New Delhi Railway Station on Saturday, especially during the evening, are advised to leave early considering possible delays on the routes. They may use alternative routes such as Tilak Marg, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Rajghat, and Jawaharlal Nehru Marg based on the pace of the procession.
Traffic operations will be controlled from 12 PM to ensure smooth traffic management. Until 9:30 PM, congestion is expected on various roads, including Jama Masjid Road, Chawri Bazaar, Asaf Ali Road, JLN Marg, New Road, Panchkuian Road, Outer Circle of Connaught Place, Sansad Marg, Rafi Marg, Tughlak Road, Ashok Road, Barakhamba Road, KG Marg, Janpath, Lodhi Road, Jor Bagh Road, and others, as reported.
Motorists are advised to avoid these routes as traffic may be slow on and around the procession roads. For an unhindered journey, passengers are encouraged to use metro services on the affected routes.