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Republic Day rehearsals lead to massive traffic congestion, Delhi police issues advisory

The Delhi Police on Thursday issued an advisory about elaborate traffic arrangements and restrictions for proper facilitation of Republic Day rehearsals in the city. “The rehearsals of Republic Day Parade, 2020 will be held on Rajpath on January 17, 18, 20 and 21 from Vijay Chowk to India Gate,” read the advisory.

“Traffic will remain affected on Rajpath Road due to Republic Day Parade rehearsals till 26th January from 8 AM to 12 PM. Kindly avoid the stretch,” the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.

The traffic advisory suggested alternative routes that motorists can follow as North and South corridor that includes Ring Road, Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, IP Flyover for going to Rajghat via Ring Road. For going to Mandir Marg, commuters can take route from Madarsa, Lodhi Road T-point via Aurobindo Marg, AIIMS Chowk, Ring Road-Dhaula Kaun and Shankar Road.

Road No. 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj has also been closed for traffic movement. Authorities have urged commuters travelling from Noida to take DND or Akshardham to reach Delhi.

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