Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness, will be cremated at Smriti Sthal at 4 pm on Friday.

BJP president Amit Shah said the funeral procession will begin at 1 pm from the BJP headquarters at 1 pm.

“Around 9 am, his mortal remains will be brought to BJP headquarters at 6-A Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg. His funeral procession will begin at 1 pm and the last rites will be performed at 4 pm at Smriti Sthal,” Shah said on Thursday night.

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In view of the funeral procession, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued advisory for commuters.

A statement issued by the Delhi Traffic Police said there would be elaborate traffic arrangements to facilitate the movement of commuters and to ensure safe and smooth flow of traffic.

The advisory lists the following traffic restrictions:

From 8 AM: Krishna Menon Marg to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg

The following roads will be closed for general traffic:

Krishna Menon Marg
Sunehri Bagh Road
Tughlak Road
Akbar Road
Tees January Marg
Janpath — from Claridges Hotel to Windsor Place
Man Singh Road
C-Hexagon— from Shahjahan Road to Tilak Marg
Rajpath — from Man Singh Road to C-Hexagon
Ashok Road — from Windsor Place m C-Hexagon
KG Marg — from Feroz Shah Road to C-Hexagon
Copernicus Marg — from Mandi House to C»Hexagon
Shahjahan Road
Zakir Hussain Marg — from SBM to India Gate (C-Hexagon)
Tilak Marg — from C-Hexagon to Tilak Bridge
Bhagwan Dass Road
Sikandara Road
Mathura Road — from Bhairon Marg T Point to W Point
BSZ Marg — from Tilak Budge to Delhi Gate
IP Marg
DDU Marg
JLN Marg — from Rajghat to Delhi Gate
Ring Road — from IGI Stadium T Point to Yamuna Bazar
Netaji Subhash Marg — from Delhi Gate to Chhatta Rail
Nishad Raj Marg —from Netaji Subhash Marg to Shantivan

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Vajpayee funeral traffic advisory


The following corridors will be available for commuters

North-South access:

Alternative 1 — Aurbindo Marg-Safdarjung Road-Mother Teresa Crescent- Park Street-Mandir Marg-Panchkuian Road-Rani Jhansi Road — in North Delhi and vice versa

Alternative 2 — Reach Connaught Place-Minto Road-Bhavbhuti Marg-Ajmeri Gate-Shradhanand Marg-Lahori Gate Chowk-Naya Bazar-Peeli Kothi-SP Mukherjee Marg — in North Delhi and vice versa

Alternative 3 — Ring Road ISBT (Kashmere Gate)-Salim Garh bypass road (Upper Ring Road )-lP Estate Flyover and vice versa

Alternative 4 — Reach Nizamuddin Bridge to cross Yamuna-Pushta Road-GT Road and cross over to ISBT and reach destination in North Delhi and vice versa

East West Corridor:

DND-NH24 — Vikas Marg – Shahdara 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

NOTE: Traffic will not be permitted on Lower Ring Road from ISBT Kashmere Gate towards Shantivan and from IP flyover towards Rajghat.