Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory for Tuesday, avoid THESE roads

Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory for Tuesday anticipating heavy traffic in the national capital because of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in the national capital.

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory for Tuesday, avoid THESE roads

On Monday, the Delhi Police issued traffic advice for Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, which will start in the city's centre and cross the border into Uttar Pradesh near Loni. The Congress Yatra will begin on Tuesday at around 10 am from Marghat Wale Baba, Hanuman Mandir, close to Red Fort, and arrive at Loni Border at around 12 pm, according to the advisory. In order to go to the Loni roundabout, the Yatra will pass by the Iron Bridge-Shastri Park Metro Station, Old GT Road, Furniture Market, Ansari Road, Maujpur, Babarpur, Wazirabad Road, and Gokulpuri Police Station. 

A large number of pedestrians and vehicles are expected to join the Yatra at various points along the route, police said. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Road/MGM Marg, the road from Hanuman Mandir to Old Iron Bridge, Geeta Colony/Pushta Road, Ansari Road, GT Road, Jafrabad main road, Wazirabad Road, and Loni Road will be affected due to the Yatra, it said.

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Traffic is expected to remain heavy from Chhata Rail Chowk, Red Fort, SPM Marg, Old Iron Bridge, Pushta Road, Ansari Road, on GT Road from Yudhishthir Setu to Seelampur T-Point, from Shahdra Flyover to Loni Gol Chakkar on Wazirabad Road and Loni Road, it stated. Police requested the commuters to cooperate by avoiding or bypassing the affected roads, and using public transport.

There will be a "graded and dynamic diversion" to ensure smooth traffic. The advisory advised people going towards ISBT/railway stations/airports on Tuesday to plan their travel with sufficient time.

The march entered the national capital on December 24. According to Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders, the march will enter the state on January 3 and cover a distance of 120 kilometres before crossing over to Haryana on January 5.

AICC general secretary (communications) Jairam Ramesh had earlier said that the Yatra, which is currently on a winter break, will resume from the Hanuman Mandir in Delhi's Kashmere Gate on January 3 and enter Ghaziabad in UP around noon.

With PTI inputs

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