Atal Bihari Vajpayee's final journey: Avoid these roads in Delhi, follow traffic advisory
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's final journey will be held in Delhi today. Last night, his mortals remains was taken to his residence. Today, his mortals remains will be taken first to Bhartiya Janata Party Headquarter for people to pay their last respect. Two decorated army trucks will be the part of the convoy in which former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mortal remains will be taken to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters and for the funeral from there. BJP President Amit Shah has said that the last journey will begin at 1 pm and the funeral will be held at 4 pm at Smriti Sthal.
Keeping in mind the final procession of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today, the Delhi Police issues a traffic advisory for the national capital.
Here is the list of roads that will be closed for traffic movement today:
1. Krishna Memon Marg
2. Sunehri Bagh Road
3. Tughlak Road
4. Akbar Road
5. Tees January Marg
6. Janpath from Claridge Hotel to Windsor Place
7. Man Singh Road
8. C-Hexagon from Shahjahan Road to Tilak Marg
9. Rajpath from Man Singh Road to C-Hexagon
10. Ashok Road from Windsor Place to C-Hexagon.
11. KG Marg from Feroz Shah Road to C-Hexagon
12. Copernicus Marg from Mandi House to C-Hexagon
13. Shahjahan Road
14. Zakir Hussain Marg from SBM to India Gate (C-Hexagon)
15. Tilak Marg From C-Hexagon to Tilak Bridge
16. Bhagwan Dass Road
17. Sikandara Road
18. Mathura Road from Bhairon Marg T Point to W Point
19. BSZ Marg from Tilak Bridge to Delhi Gate
20. IP Marg
21. DDU Marg
22. JLN Marg from Rajghat to Delhi Gate
23. Ring Road from IGI Stadium T Point to Yamuna Bazar
24. Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chhatta Rail
25. Nishad Raj Marg from Netaji Subhash Marg to Shantivan
However, commuters can take these alternative routes:
Alternative 1: Aurbindo Marg — Safdarjung Road- Mother Teresa Crescent- Park Street — Mandir Marg - Panchkuian Road — Rani Jhansi Road and reach the destination in North Delhi and vice-versa.
Alternative 2: Reach Connaught Place — Minto Road — Bhavbhuti Marg — Ajmeri Gate-Shrdhanand Marg — Lahori Gate Chowk — Naya Bazar — Peeli Kothi — S.P. Mukherjee Marg and reach their destination in North Delhi and vice versa.
Alternative 3: Ring Road ISBT (Kashmere Gate) — Salim Garh bypass Road (Upper Ring Road )- IP Estate Flyover and vice versa.
Alternative 4: Reach Nizamudeen Bridge to cross Yamuna — Pushta Road — GT Road and cross over to ISBT and reach their destination in North Delhi and vice versa.
DND-NH24 - Vikas Marg - Shandara Bridge and Wazirabad Bridge will remain open to reach Ring Road.
Vikas Marg - T/L Ring Road - T/R to Mathura Road - Bhairon Marg towards New Delhi.
Delhi Traffic Police has also said that the traffic will not be permitted on lower Ring Road from ISBT Kashmere Gate towards Shantivan and from IP flyover towards Rajghat.