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New Year 2024: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory; check details

Check out the Delhi Police traffic advisory for New Year's Eve.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 1 Jan 2024, 7:20 am

Representational Image (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)
Representational Image (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)

The Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory in view of New Year's Eve celebrations.

Taking to X, the Delhi Traffic Police stated that the New Year's Eve will be celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. The Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements throughout the city for the smooth flow and regulation of traffic on the eve of the New Year 2024, covering whole Delhi where such celebrations may be organised. Check out the road diversions, closures, routes to take or avoid on New Year's eve.

According to the traffic advisory issued ahead of New Year, the main places where people are in large assemble to celebrate include Surya Hotel at New Friends Colony, Eros Hotel, Crown Plaza Hotel, Nehru Place, South Extension Market, Select City Walk Mall Saket, Qutub Minar, Prominade Mall, Radisson Blu Hotel, Mahipal Pur, Janak Puri District Centre, ambience mall  and Connaught Place, among many others.

Restrictions for all private and public transport vehicles will be imposed from 8 pm onwards on December 31 in the vicinity of Delhi till the conclusion of New Year celebrations, the Delhi Traffic Police stated.

1. No vehicle will be allowed to proceed towards Connaught Place beyond (i) R/A Mandi House (ii) R/A Bengali Market (iii) North foot of Ranjit Singh Flyover (iv) Minto Road Deen - Dayal Upadhyaya Marg crossing (v) Chelmsford Road near Munje Chowk (vi) R.K. Ashram Marg-Chitragupta Marg Crossing (vii) R/A Gole Market (viii) R/A G.P.O, New Delhi (ix) Patel Chowk (x) Kasturba Gandhi Road - Ferozeshah Road Crossing (xi) Jal Singh Road-Bangla Sahib Lane and (xii) R/A Windsor place.

2. No vehicular traffic will be permitted in the inner, middle or outer circle of Connaught Place except for those with valid passes.

3. Limited parking space will be available near Connaught Place on a first come first serve basis at designated areas.

4. Access to New Delhi Railway Station (from south) can be made through Ram Manohar Lohiya Park Street - Mandir Marg - Rani Jhansi Road - R/A Jhandewaian - DeshBandhu Gupta Road. The New Delhi Railway Station can also be accessed through R/A GPO- Kali Bari Marg - Mandir Marg - Rani Jhansi Road- R/A Jhandewalan- DeshBandu Gupta Road; R/A Windsor Place- Ferozesha Road- Mandi House- 'W' point - 'A' point- DDU Marg- BhavBhuti Marg. Entry from Connaught Place - Chelmsford Road will be prohibited. Motorists can take Second Entry Gate of Ajmeri Gate side and reach via Pahar Ganj- Sheila Cinema or through Ajmeri Gate - J.L.N. Marg side via B.S.Z. Marg - Delhi Gate - J.L.N. Marg. Old Delhi Railway Station will not be affected.


Suggested routes for North Delhi to South Delhi movement

- Commuters can take the Ring Road from ISBT to the Ashram or
- via Delhi Gate, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Mathura Road to reach Ashram and vice-versa or via ISBT, Rani Jhansi Marg, Panchkuian Road, Mandir Marg, Park Street, Mother Teresa Crescent Road & beyond or
- via Rani Jhansi Marg, Panchkuian Road, Hanuman Murti, Ring Road.

Commuters are suggested to avoid below mentioned routes in West Delhi:

- Najafgarh Road, (Dwarka Mor to Zakhira flyover) & Outer Ring Road (From Janak Puri to Peeragarh Chowk).

- For Club Road Punjabi Bagh all commercial traffic including DTC Buses coming from Raja Garden and going towards Baba Ram Dev Marg (Paschim Puri) will be restricted to taking left turns on Club Road from 4 pm on December 31, 2023 up to 4 am on January 1, 2024. Traffic will be diverted straight towards Roundabout Punjabi Bagh then turn left on Rohtak Road towards Paschim Puri.

Suggested route for East Delhi to West Delhi movement

Ring Road, Bhairon Road, Mathura Road, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent, R/A R.M.L, Park Street, Shankar Road.

In South Delhi, commuters are suggested to avoid Press Enclave Road Saket to go towards Ring Road, Firoz Gandhi Marg and Veer Savarkar Marg to go to Central Market Lajpat Nagar. Bhisham Pitamah Marg to go toward New Delhi from Andrews Ganj and from Lodhi Road to go towards Ring Road AIIMS.
As there will be heavy traffic due to the New Year celebration at Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj, and commuters have been advised to avoid Nelson Mandela Road to go to Gurugram, use Olof Palme Marg, RTR.
Traffic advisory near Hauz Khas Village, avoid Ring Road between Moti Bagh to Safdarjung Hospital. Use RTR Aurobindo Marg and Brig. Hoshiyar Singh Marg to go to IGI Airport.

Traffic advisory near Aerocity, due to the New year celebration at various places in Aerocity traffic movement may be slow as there will be intensive checking at the entrance of Aerocity, commuters who are planning to go to the Airport are advised to plan their travel keeping sufficient time in hand.

Traffic will remain heavy at Hansraj Gupta Marg due to the New Year celebration at GK-1 Market.


Traffic restrictions will also be in place around India Gate.


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