Delhi Police Issue Traffic Advisory For Opening Of New Parliament Building; Consult alternative routes, schedules
An aerial view of the newly constructed Parliament Building which is due to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28 in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
Travelers are advised to plan their journeys in advance and make necessary adjustments to avoid the New Delhi district between 5:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Delhi police said.
Delhi police on Friday issued a traffic advisory ahead of the opening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new parliamentary meeting on May 28, asking people to avoid making necessary adjustments before traveling through the New Delhi district between 5:30 am and 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.
The planned opening functions and ceremonies are expected to be attended by many VVIPs, VIPs and other dignitaries, according to the notice. “Special traffic arrangements will be implemented for smooth performance of the functions,” he said.
Traffic management measures will be implemented as follows:
The New Delhi District will be designated as a controlled area. Only public transportation vehicles, people preparing for Civil Service exams, residents with valid identification, tagged vehicles, and emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel within the district.
The regulated area will be bounded by Mother Teresa Crescent Road, R/A Talkatora, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, R/A Gol Dak Khana, Ashok Road, R/A Patel Chowk, Ashok Road, R/A Windsor Place, Janpath, R / A MLNP, Akbar Road, R/A Gol Methi, Akbar Road, R/A GKP, Teen Murti Marg, R/A Teen Murti and Mother Teresa Crescent Road. Only people preparing for Civil Service exams, bona fide residents, tagged vehicles, and emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel within this designated area.
Travelers are advised to plan their journeys in advance and make necessary adjustments to avoid the New Delhi District between 5:30 am and 3:00 pm to ensure their own comfort and smoother traffic flow in the area. says the statement.
The general public and motorists are encouraged to remain patient, obey the rules of the road, practice road discipline, and follow instructions given by traffic personnel stationed at intersections. Citizens were also asked to stay updated via the Delhi Traffic Police Facebook page, Twitter handle, official website and helpline.
Aspiring civil servants who have examination centers located in the New Delhi district are advised to plan their travel in advance and allocate enough extra time to avoid inconvenience.
Inauguration of the new parliament building
The long-awaited inauguration of the new Parliament building will take place on Sunday. The auspicious occasion will begin with an early morning havan and multi-faith prayer. Prime Minister Modi will then formally open the proceedings in the Lok Sabha.
According to officials, the havan will take place outside the new building at approximately 7 am. During the ceremony, the esteemed high priests of the Shaivite order will hand over the ceremonial scepter, Sengol, to Prime Minister Modi.
While 25 parties are expected to honor the event, 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott the ceremony.
Dignitaries such as former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and Rajya Sabha Vice President Harivansh, among others, are expected to attend the formal opening of the new complex.
The impressive triangular-shaped four-storey Parliament building spreads over a vast built-up area of 64,500 m². It has three main gates known as Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar and Karma Dwar.