Traffic advisory issued for routes to be affected by World Book Fair

  • | Saturday | 10th February, 2024

The Delhi Police on Friday issued a traffic advisory on the routes likely to be affected due to the World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in central Delhi, officials said. New Delhi World Book Fair 2024 is being organised at Pragati Maidan from February 10-18. The book fair is likely to attract around 25,000 to 30,000 visitors on each day and on weekends, it could rise to around 40,000 per day, it said. Traffic congestion is expected due to the fair at Mathura Road, Bhairon Marg, Ring Road, Shershah Road and Purana Quila Road, the traffic advisory said. Motorists are requested to avoid these roads to ensure hassle-free journey accordingly, it stated. The traffic police said that entry of visitors will be from gate number 4 and 10. There would be no entry of visitors from gate number 5-B, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Entry for exhibitors will be from gate number 1, 5B and 10. Entry for ITPO officials will be from gate number 9, 10 and 1, they said. To ensure smooth traffic management in the area of Pragati Maidan, no vehicle will be allowed to halt or park anywhere on Mathura Road and Bhairon Marg, and no vehicle of visitors will be allowed to be parked on Shershah Road, Purana Quila Road, Bhagwan Das Road and Tilak Marg, the advisory said. Vehicles found parked on the above roads shall be towed away and prosecuted as per Motor Vehicle Act. Towed vehicles would be parked in traffic pit in front of Bhairon Mandir, Bhairon Marg, it said. People are requested to avail public transport to reach Pragati Maidan. Those travelling by metro may get down at Supreme Court Metro Station and enter through gate number 10. People may also deboard at Mandi House Metro Station and walk, the advisory stated. Visitors are advised to park their vehicles in basement parking number 1, Bhairon Mandir parking, Bhairon Road, Delhi Zoo Parking, ITPO and exit near gate number 8, ITPO, the advisory stated.

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