With more than 20,000 weddings scheduled along with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Cultural Festival and an event hosted by Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Delhi is expected to witness massive traffic jams today.The roads identified include :
- Ring Road stretch in south Delhi,
- Noida Link Road, NH-24,
- areas near Akshardham, Mayur Vihar, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Asfram Chowk, Aurobindo Marg, Mahipalpur Chowk and Mehrauli-Gurgaon road
Delhi police has prepared a traffic advisory for the convenience of commuters
"Organisers have made provisions for parking on the Yamuna Bank. The space is limited and so, parking will be on a first-come-first-served basis," a senior traffic official said.
"People should preferably take public transport to commute and avoid the Noida Link Road, NH-24 and the Ring Road stretch from the point of intersection with Bhairon Marg till the mouth of the DND Flyway," the official said, adding, congestion can be expected on these stretches between 12 noon and 11 pm.
The official further said, those approaching from the trans-Yamuna side towards central Delhi, should use the ITO Road as Akshardham and NH-24 will be congested.
Commuters from Noida heading towards Delhi should take the DND flyover as traffic on the Noida Link Road is expected to be heavy during the event, he said.
Around 1,700 traffic personnel have been deployed for the event.
"For an event by the Radha Soami Satsang Beas, also to be organised from March 11 to 13, at south Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area, traffic will be heavy near Bhati Mines, Andheria More, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, especially the stretch between Lado Sarai and Khanpur, and the road near IIT-Delhi," the senior official said.
In view of the large number of marriage programmes scheduled today, special arrangements will be made near Ashram Chowk and other south Delhi areas that include Mehrauli and Chhatarpur, the official said.