New Delhi: The Traffic Police has issued an advisory in view of Marathon in the national capital on Sunday. Traffic could be adversely affected around Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (commencing and finishing point of the runs) from 2 AM to 11 AM today, the advisory said. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar to do Push Ups at New Delhi Marathon to Support Pulwama Attack Martyrs' Families
“No traffic will be allowed towards Lodhi Road, Bhism Pitamah Marg, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg. Besides, no bus will be available towards Nizamuddin, as they (buses) will be diverted towards Sarai Kale Khan”, stated the advisory. The buses on Bhism Pitamah Marg will be diverted towards AIIMS. Also Read - Jyoti, Monika lead Indian elite women's challenge in New Delhi Marathon
Meanwhile, traffic will not be permitted on route of New Delhi Marathon from 4:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Similarly, traffic will be restricted towards the route from any internal/colonies roads. However cross traffic may be permitted whenever there is sufficient gap between the Runners at any particular intersection.
Here’s the complete advisory:
About the marathon:
Ace Indian cricketera Sachin Tendulkar will flag off the New Delhi Marathon, which will witness over 18,000 athletes taking part in four different categories — full marathon, half marathon, timed 10k and the 5k Swachh Bharat Run.
The marathon will start off at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with the route winding past historic landmarks like India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Rajpath.
Organised by NEB Sports, the New Delhi Marathon is certified by Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The marathon is recognised as a National Marathon Championship by Athletics Federation of India.