Delhi: Delhi is geared up to host half marathon on Sunday from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Ahead of the marathon, Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory regarding diversion of routes from 5 AM to 10 AM. More than 25,000 participants are expected to compete in the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon which will be flagged off at 5.30 am, it said. According to an official statement, the capital will host the half marathon after a gap of two years owing to the COVID pandemic. A mega Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally is also being organised in the city on Sunday and hence commuters must follow the traffic advisory issued by Delhi Police.Also Read – TVS Raider 125 with Single-cylinder Engine to be Launched Today
DELHI DIVERTED ROUTES ON SUNDAY
Traffic movement will be restricted on the above roads from 5 am to 10 am. The marathon will start from JLN Stadium and will pass from the following routes. Also Read – LIVE | Pak vs Afg Updates, Warm-up Game: Babar Back; Pakistan Opt to Bowl
- Bhishma Pitamah Marg
- Lodhi Road
- Mathura Road
- Subramaniam Bharti Marg
- Dr Zakir Hussain Marg
- C- Hexagon, KG Marg
- Outer and Inner Circle Connaught Place
- Sansad Marg
However, emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass. Cross-traffic movement at junctions located along the route will be allowed depending on the location and density of participants. Traffic will be diverted at the following junctions Also Read – Gold Rates Fall On Wednesday. Check Today's Prices Across Indian Cities Here
- Aurobindo Marg-Lodhi Road Junction
- Mathura Road-Bhairon Road Junction
- Neela Gumband
- Rajesh Pilot Marg-Amrita Shergill Marg Junction
- Subramaniam Bharti Marg-Max Mueller Marg Junction
- Kotla Red Light
- Subramaniam Bharti Marg-Pandara Road Junction
- Meharchand Market Red Light
- Shershah Road-Mathura Road Junction
- Under Sewa Nagar flyover
An exception has been made for ambulances, patients going to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, GB Pant hospital and passengers going to New Delhi Railway Station).
Buses coming from north and westbound for Ajmeri Gate and beyond will be diverted on Rani Jhansi Road, Arambagh Road will terminate at Arambagh road and will go back via Chitragupta Road, Paharganj Chowk and DBG Road, the advisory said.
Vehicles coming from Connaught Place side towards the roundabout Kamla Market will be diverted to DDU Marg and Bhavbhuti Marg. Vehicles coming from Raj Ghat and Delhi Gate side towards JLN Marg will be diverted to BSZ Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg, it said.
Vehicles coming from Tolstoy Marg towards Mirdard and Guru Nanak Chowk will be diverted to Barakhambha Road, it said.
No one except VIPs labelled car parking will be allowed on Chaman Lal Marg. No buses, including chartered buses, will be allowed on Ranjit Singh Marg towards Guru Nanak Chowk. No commercial vehicles will be allowed on JLN Marg from Rajghat, it said.
People are advised to avoid mentioned roads and stretches and park their vehicles only at designated parking lots.
Avoid roadside parking as it causes hindrance to the normal flow of traffic. In case any unusual or unidentified object or person is noticed in suspicious circumstances, information should be given to the police, it added.