R-Day parade rehearsal: Commuters face traffic problems

The Republic Day parade rehearsal at Rajpath on Thursday created problems for commuters headed towards Connaught Place and East Delhi.

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2010, 18:29 PM IST

New Delhi: The Republic Day parade
rehearsal at Rajpath on Thursday created problems for commuters
headed towards Connaught Place and East Delhi.

The rehearsal was conducted at Rajpath-- from Vijay Chowk
to India Gate-- and traffic on the 1.5 km stretch was made out
of bounds for vehicles, besides restricting its movement on
arterial roads.

Many people, who were caught unawares of the rehearsal
and were driving via Rajpath to reach Connaught Place, had to
take other routes to reach their destinations.

A senior police official said they had issued advisories
in advance about the rehearsal.

The full-dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday and
similar traffic conditions are expected on that day too, the
official said.

PTI