Krishna Janmashtami Traffic Restrictions in Delhi and Noida

As people gear up to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami on Thursday, special traffic arrangements have been made in Delhi and Noida to ensure smooth vehicular movement and hassle-free visits to temples. Commuters are advised to plan their routes carefully due to expected heavy footfall around the temples. Here’s everything you need to know about the traffic restrictions in place for Janmashtami in Delhi and Noida.

Delhi Traffic Advisory

The Delhi Traffic Police have announced traffic restrictions and diversions for Janmashtami celebrations in the city. On September 7, the road between Captain Gaur Marg and Sant Nagar, leading to the ISKCON temple, will be open exclusively for pedestrians. Motorists are advised to use Captain Gaur Marg and Outer Ring Road as alternatives. Heavy vehicles coming from Okhla NSIC Metro station towards ISKCON will be diverted from 8:00 am onwards on Thursday.

The road from MRV School Cut towards ISKCON Chowk will remain closed, with traffic diverted towards NSUT Cut and Peepal Apartment. Buses traveling from Shivaji Stadium to Mandir Marg will be redirected towards Panchkuian Road. Here are the key diversion points for buses and commercial vehicles in Delhi:

Diversion Points Route
Panchkuian Road- Mandir Marg ‘T’-Point towards Mandir Marg R/A GPO and Kali Bari Marg – Bhai Veer Singh Marg towards Kali Bari Marg
R/A Gole Market towards Peshwa Road Kali Bari Marg – Udyan Marg towards Mandir Marg
Peshwa Road towards Mandir Marg Peshwa Road-Udyan Marg T-point towards Mandir Marg
R/A Talkatora Stadium towards Mandir Marg Kali Bari Marg- R. Ashram Marg towards Mandir Marg
Mandir Lane from R/A Shankar Road to Mandir Marg Park Street – RK Ashram Marg T-Point towards Kali Bari Marg

The Delhi Traffic Police have also announced that no vehicle will be allowed on Mandir Marg from R/A Talkatora Stadium towards Mandir Marg up to Peshwa Road – Mandir Marg T-point from 2:00 pm onwards on September 7. Similarly, no vehicle will be allowed on Mandir Lane from R/A Shankar Road to Mandir Marg.

Janmashtami Celebrations in Delhi

Several areas in Delhi will host Janmashtami celebrations, including Laxmi Narain Mandir, ISKCON Temple in Sant Nagar and Dwarka Sector-13, Janmashtami Park in Punjabi Bagh, Gufawala Mandir in Preet Vihar, Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth in Chhattarpur, and Santoshi Mata Mandir in Hari Nagar. To avoid congestion on the roads, people are advised to use metro services and other public transport options.

Noida Traffic Restrictions on Janmashtami

Noida is also gearing up for Janmashtami celebrations, and the traffic police have put special arrangements in place. A parking space has been designated in Sector 25A for visitors to the Noida ISKCON temple. Only journalists and individuals working in media houses will be permitted to access Film City Road on Thursday.

Traffic movement will be restricted from the NTPC road underpass to Gijhore Chowk on both sides of Maharaja Agrasen Marg, near the ISKCON temple. Anil Kumar Yadav, DCP Traffic, stated that people traveling from Gijhore to Sector 18 and Atta market should take a left turn for Hoshiyarpur village, leading to City Centre and beyond.

The assistant PRO of ISKCON Temple in Noida expects a footfall of 5 lakh people for the Janmashtami celebrations. The festivities will commence at 4:30 am and continue late into the night. Due to the general slowing down of traffic and expected congestion on the roads, it is advisable for people to plan their journeys accordingly.

Stay informed and follow the traffic advisory to ensure a smooth and enjoyable Janmashtami celebration in Delhi and Noida. Use public transport to avoid traffic congestion and make the most of this auspicious day.

“The celebrations will start at 4:30 am and will continue till late Thursday night.”

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