Commuters to face hardships due to test cycling event for CWG

Commuters heading towards the heart of the national capital tomorrow will face hardships due to test cycling event for Commonwealth Games.

Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 22:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Commuters heading towards the
heart of the national capital tomorrow will face hardships due
to test cycling event for Commonwealth Games.

The traffic between 6:30 am and 1:30 pm on Parliament
Street, Ashoka Road, Janpath and Barkhamba Road will be
affected due to the International Cycling Event (Road) for
Commonwealth Games, a senior police officer said.

"These Events will start at about 6 am. However, the main
International Cycling Event 100 km for men will start at 10.30
am and is likely to be over by 1.30 pm followed by prize
distribution ceremony," the officer said.

The event will start from Sansad Marg and pass through
Patel Chowk, Red Cross Road, Rail Bhawan, Dr Rajinder Parsad
Road, Janpath, Vijay Chowk and Barakhamba Road.

"No Traffic will be allowed to use the route of Cycling
Events from the night intervening August 28 and 29. Cross
traffic on this route will not be allowed from 5.00 am
tomorrow till completion of the events," the officer said.

Traffic will be restricted on entire Parliament Street,
Ashoka Road from Gole Dak Khana upto round-about near Buta
Singh Road, Red Cross Road, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Janpath
from Maulana Azad Road crossing upto Meridian hotel and from
Janpath Tolstoy upto Rajiv Chowk.

Other routes that will be affected will be Rajpath from
Man Singh crossing upto Rashtrapathi Bhavan main gate, entire
roads connecting Vijay Chowk, Rafi Marg from Sunehri Masjid
upto Sansad Marg, Outer Circle of Rajiv Chowk from Minto
circle upto Baba Kharak Singh circle and entire Inner Circle
Rajiv Chowk.

Access is open on Minto Road, Janpath-Tolstoy and Ranjit
Singh Flyover, C-Hexagon minus Rajpath and Mother Teresa
Crescent.

There is no restriction except above and all access is
available to Pahar Ganj side as well as Ajmeri Gate side.

General public and motorists are also advised to use
public transport to avoid congestion on roads. General public
and motorists are advised to plan their journeys keeping the
Cycling Test Event in mind and advance their journeys so that
delay can be taken into account, the officer said.

PTI