The Delhi Traffic Police on Tuesday issued an advisory about special traffic arrangements and restrictions during India International Trade Fair from November 14 to 27. The entry to the fair will be restricted to business visitors only from November 14 to 17, and it will be open for general public from November 18 to 27. Also Read - Delhi: Vehicular Traffic on Ashram Chowk Towards Bhogal to be Affected For 3 Days Due to Ongoing Work
To ensure smooth regulation and movement of traffic on the roads surrounding Pragati Maidan, no vehicle will be allowed to halt or park anywhere on Mathura Road and Bhairon Marg, the advisory said. No vehicle of visitors will be allowed to be parked on Sher Shah Road, Purana Quila Road, Bhagwan Dass Road, and Tilak Marg, and vehicles found parked on these roads would be towed away and prosecuted with a fine of Rs 600 for improper parking and disobedience of instructions. Also Read - Independence Day Celebrations at Red Fort: List of Roads to Remain Closed From Tomorrow in Delhi
The trade fair is likely to attract around 20,000-25,000 visitors each day. Traffic congestion is expected on the days of the fair at Mathura Road, Bhairon Marg, Ring Road, Shershah Road, and Purana Qila Road. People not coming to the trade fair are requested to take alternative routes to avoid congestion, the advisory said. This year, the entry for visitors will be allowed from gate number 1, 8 and 10. Entry for media persons will be from gate number 1. There will be no entry after 5 pm on all days, the advisory added. This year, there will be no sale of tickets at Pragati Maidan. Tickets would be sold online and at metro stations (except Pragati Maidan metro station). Entry to fairgrounds could be closed earlier in the interest of public safety, police said.
People are requested to avail public transport to reach Pragati Maidan. Shuttle service will be available from Bhairon Mandir parking to Gate No 1 Pragati Maidan. People are also advised to avoid Bhairon Marg, Purana Qila Road, Shershah Road, and Mathura Road from W Point to Mathura Road Bhairon Road crossing if they are coming with their own vehicles, they added.