Commotion Likely on Key Routes as Bharat Jodo Yatra Enters Delhi today

24 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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According to a traffic police caution, the march is anticipated to draw numerous participants on foot and in automobiles.

The Capital is bracing for traffic congestion, interruptions, and possibly diversions throughout the day on Saturday as the Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra enters the city from Faridabad, making its journey from Badarpur in the morning to the Red Fort in the evening via some of the city’s busiest crossroads such as Ashram Chowk and ITO.

According to a traffic police caution, the march is anticipated to draw numerous participants on foot and in automobiles. As a result, those travelling to bus stops, train stations, and airports are advised to schedule their journey so they have plenty of time.

“In order to ensure a comfortable journey, commuters are urged to cooperate by avoiding or bypassing the impacted roads and making the most of public transportation. In order to accommodate travellers and ensure efficient traffic management, there will be a graded and dynamic detour, according to the warning.

The Congress and its supporters are anticipated to follow the busy Mathura Road for the majority of Saturday’s Capital leg of their nationwide march. They are expected to enter Badarpur around 6.30 am and travel through some of the city’s busiest neighbourhoods, Sarita Vihar, Ashram, and Nizamuddin, before arriving in the Lutyens neighbourhood close to the Oberoi hotel.

Around 10.45 am, the march is anticipated to stop at the Jairam Ashram in Ashram for a 2.5-hour break.

According to the party’s plans, the march will continue from Nizamuddin directly onto the Zakir Hussain Marg to reach India Gate, from which it will take the Tilak Marg to continue on to the ITO area (through the Bahadurshah Zafar Marg), cross Delhi Gate, and travel through the Netaji Subhash Marg to reach the Red Fort, where it is anticipated to come to an end at around 4.30 p.m. Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, and a smaller number of leaders are anticipated to travel to Raj Ghat next to pay tribute to national luminaries.

According to officials, the route was merely a suggestion that was discussed with the party; depending on how things play out on Saturday, diversions may be necessary.

Ashram Chowk, Mandi House, Minto Road, Raj Ghat Chowk, India Gate C-Hexagon, and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Margin are a few of the major roads intersecting with or adjacent to the path of the march where spillover effects are likely to be noticed.

According to estimates by traffic police, over 100,000 people visit India Gate every weekend, and over 350,000 vehicles use the Ashram crossroads every day. This intersection is already impacted by a number of poorly managed infrastructure projects that are ongoing.

Due to Christmas, there may be greater traffic this weekend. The traffic police identified at least 15 sections and localities that could see heavy traffic from Saturday evening until Sunday. Gol Dak Khana, Lodhi Road, Aurobindo Marg, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Patel Chowk, Church Road, the Ring Road near Majnu Ka Tila, and Sansad Marg were named as these locations.

“The major goal of the Delhi Traffic Police is to guarantee that commuters have the least amount of disruption possible. Diverts have been prepared with that in mind and may be made in accordance with the circumstance as well, according to a traffic police officer who is aware of the plan.

Around 40,000 people from various sections of the Capital have filled out forms to attend the march, according to Anil Bharadwaj, chairman of the Delhi Congress’ media department.

The Congress arranged the march, which started on September 7 in Kanyakumari and is presently passing through Haryana, to engage the populace and bring up concerns like unemployment, inflation, and poverty.

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