New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Delhi Traffic Police to segregate the movement of kanwarias and other commuters to ensure smooth ‘Kanwar yatra’ and vehicular movement.

This came into force today and will remain in effect till July 21, a senior Delhi Traffic Police official said.

According to the arrangement, no heavy commercial vehicles, except city buses, will be allowed on GT Road towards Shahdara and Wazirabad Road, Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic (Headquarters), Narendra Singh Bundela said.

They will be diverted from GT Karnal road towards national highway 24 (NH-24), from Loni Road (Shahdara) to Wazirabad road, and Sonia Vihar and other internal roads to outer ring road, he said.

Due to the diversion of vehicular traffic bound to Apsara and Maharajpur borders to Ghazipur by the Uttar Pradesh Police, the NH-24 is likely to be witness congestion.

Heavy traffic congestion is likely to occurs on Rani Jhansi Road from Barafkhana Chowk to Fire Station, Boulevard Road and at Azad Market Chowk.

Other stretches that might witness slow traffic movement include Khajuri chowk, Gokalpuri flyover, 66-foota road, Maujpur chowk, Babarpur ‘T’ point, Bhajanpura chowk, Keshav chowk and Dharampura ‘T’ point and Mathura road.

Similar situation is likely to be experienced on NH-8 from Dhaula Kuan metro station up to Rajokri Border.

The main routes followed by the kanwarias during the period include the border points Apsara, Bhopara, Maharajpur and Kalindi Kunj among others.

In addition to these important roads and intersections, movement of Kanwarias is also observed in smaller numbers at several locations all over Delhi, added the officer.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.