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Routes to avoid as Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra enters capital

The Yatra, which entered the city on Saturday around 6.30 a.m. from Badarpur border in south Delhi will end at Red Fort at around 4.30 p.m.


As the Congress ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ enter the national capital on Saturday morning, Delhi Police has issued a travel advisory, informing and cautioning the commuters about l routes affected and diversions made.

The Yatra, which entered the city on Saturday around 6.30 a.m. from Badarpur border in south Delhi, will reach Jai Dev Ashram near Ashram Chowk around 10.30 a.m. and will end at Red Fort at around 4.30 p.m.

The march is said to take a break of two-and-a-hour at around 10.45 am, and will further continue from Nizamuddin straight on to the Zakir Hussain Marg to reach India Gate. From where, it will follow Tilak Marg to continue on to the ITO area.

A large number of pedestrians and vehicles are expected to join the yatra at various points along the route.

In an official statement, the Delhi Traffic Police said, “In view of the Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Indian National Congress in Delhi on December 24, 2022, traffic has been changed on various routes. Citizens are requested to avoid the affected roads and make maximum use of public transport.”

“During the yatra, Badarpur flyover, Mitha Pur Chowk, Prahlad Pur Red Light, MB Road, Apollo flyover, Mathura Road, Okhla Mod red light, Modi Mill flyover, NFC Red Light, Ashram Chowk, Mool Chand, Andrews Ganj, AIIMS, under Lajpat Nagar flyover, Capt. Gaur Marg, Dayal Singh College, Nizamuddin flyover, Safdarjung Madarsa, Pragati Maidan tunnel exiting towards IP Flyover, Mathura Road/Bhairon Road T-Point, Subramaniam Bharti Marg/Zakir Hussain Marg crossing, Mandi House, Turkman Gate, Rajghat Chowk, etc. roads and points will be affected,” as per the advisory.

The advisory further underlined that the traffic is expected to remain heavy from Badarpur Border to Red Fort, and commuters are instructed to cooperate by avoiding/bypassing the affected roads, if possible, and make maximum use of public transport to secure a pleasant journey.

There will be graded and dynamic diversion to assure smooth traffic management and facilitate commuters while ensuring safety of pedestrians on roads, it said.

People who are going towards ISBT/railway stations/airports are advised to carefully plan their travel with sufficient time at hand, it stated.

(With Agency inputs)