Advisory for spectators for Games closing ceremony

Delhi Police today came out with an advisory for those headed to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games, saying it has learnt lessons from the difficulties faced by spectators.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 21:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police today came out with
an advisory for those headed to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for
the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games, saying it has
learnt lessons from the difficulties faced by spectators
during the inaugural extravaganza.

Its advisory include information on blockage and
restrictions on roads and which Metro station to alight on if
one has to enter the stadium through a particular gate.

Police sought to put the blame on the Games Organising
Committee for the problems faced by spectators who went to
watch the October three opening ceremony, saying there were no
specific instructions for people on how to reach the stadium
and which route to take.

"We have learnt our lessons from the difficulties faced
by people. Now, we have come out with specific instructions
for people from where to enter the stadium though it was
supposed to be in the ticket," Satyendra Garg, Joint
Commissioner of Police (Traffic), told reporters here.

There were three Metro stations -- Jorbagh, JLN and
Jangpura -- near the stadium and for example, if someone has
to enter the stadium through Gate No 6, he has to get down at
Jorbagh station and not any other station.

Garg said many people had alighted at wrong stations on
the day of the opening.

"We never saw the ticket before. First time we saw it was
on October three morning. We are admitting that there are some
communication gaps. We thought that ticket will have some
information about how to reach the particular gate," he said.

Public with tickets can enter the stadium through Gates
six, nine and 14. For those who hold tickets for entry through
Gate No 6, they should alight at Jorbagh station from where
there will be DTC shuttle service.

For Gate Nine, one should get down at Jangpura station
while for Gate 14, the Metro station is JLN Stadium. "You will
face difficulty in entering the stadium if you get down at the
wrong station," Garg said.

Police have also come out with an advisory for the
Marathon race on Thursday morning in the heart of the capital.

The race will be held on a 10.5 km route on Rajpath,
Janpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Red Cross Road, Parliament
Street, Outer and Inner Circus Connaught Place, Minto Road and
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.

Vehicles will be blocked at South Fountain, Rafi Marg,
Janpath, Rajpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Ashoka Road, Raisina
Road, Tolstoy Marg, Outer and Inner Circus Connaught Place,
Barakhamba Road, DDU Marg, Jahangir Road, Bhav Bhuti Marg,
State Entry Road, Jai Singh Road, Imtiaz Khan Marg and
Talkatora Road for movement towards competition routes.

PTI