Delhi Metro will run on its regular schedule on August 15 across the entire network, according to an important traffic advisory for Independence Day in Delhi.
On August 15, which is Independence Day, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will run as usual throughout the entire network. Metro train services on all lines will start at 5 am from all terminal stations in order to assist passengers in getting to the Independence Day ceremony. The trains will run on their regular timetable starting at 6 a.m.
Parking facilities won’t be available at stations from 6 a.m. on August 14 to 2 p.m. on August 15 due to security concerns, according to DMRC. DMRC tweeted about it and claimed that the adjustments were made for security reasons.
Another statement made today by DMRC stated that starting on August 12th, Gate No. 3 at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station will be closed for renovations. It is recommended that travellers utilise Gate No. 4 instead.
In addition, due to the Independence Day Full Dress Rehearsal on August 13, the Delhi Traffic Police has released recommendations. During specific times, commuters are recommended to avoid particular highways and think about alternate routes.
From 4 am to 11 am, the following restrictions will apply to traffic surrounding Red Fort:
▪️ Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chatta Rail
▪️ Chandni Chowk road from Ring Road to Netaji Subhash Marg
▪️Esplanade road and its Link Road to Netaji Subhash Marg
▪️Ring Road to Rajghat to ISBT
▪️Outer ring road from ISBT to IP flyover (Salimarbagh bypass)
▪️Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chatta Rail
▪️SP Mukherjee Marg from HC Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk
Avoid the following roads from 4 am to 11 am:
The C-Hexagon, India Gate, Copernics Marg, Mandi House, Sikandra Road, W Point, A Point Tikal Marg, Mathura Road, BSZ Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg, JL Nehru Marg, Ring Road between Nizamuddin Khatta and ISBT Kashmere Gate, and Outer Ring Road from Nizamuddin Khatta to ISBT via Salimarbagh Bypass should be avoided by vehicles without parking labels for rehearsals.
Alternative paths for accessing the north and south:
▪️Alternative 1: For destinations in North Delhi and vice versa, take Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjang Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg, Kautilya Marg, S Marg-11 Murti, Mother Teresa Crescent, Park Street, Mandir Marg, Panchkulan Road, and Rani Jhansi Road.
▪️Alternative 2: Travel from North Delhi to South Delhi by taking Connaught Place, Minto Road, Bhavbhuti Marg, Ajmeri Gate, Shradhanand Marg, Lahori Gate Chowk, Naya Bazar, Peeli Kothi, and SP. Mukherjee up to OCRS.
Alternative routes for accessing the East-West:
Various routes using NH-24 (NH-9), Nizamuddin Khatta, Barapula Road, AlIMS Flyover, Ring Road, DND, Ashram, Mathura Road, Subramania Bharti Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Prithviraj Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg, SP Marg, Ridge Road, Vikas Marg, IP Marg, DDU Marg, Minto Road, Connaught Place, Ajmeri Gate, DBG, Pusta Road, GT Road, Yudhister Setu, ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Signature Bridge and Wazirabad Bridge.
Note: To avoid last-minute traffic and annoyance, arrive early. Some bridges, including the Old Iron Bridge and the Geeta Colony Bridge leading to Shanti Van, will also be closed.