The city police said special arrangements have been made in the areas in the vicinity of Connaught Place.
The restrictions shall be imposed from 8 pm onwards on Saturday in the vicinity of Connaught Place till the conclusion of New Year celebrations. It will be applicable to all private and public transport vehicles. Only authorised vehicles carrying valid passes will be allowed in inner, middle or outer circle of Connaught Place, the advisory said.
The advisory related to traffic arrangements stated that strict action shall be taken against drunken driving, stunt biking, over speeding, reckless driving, zig-zag and dangerous driving.
No exit from Rajiv Chowk metro station from 9pm
Passenger won’t be allowed to exit from Rajiv Chowk metro station from 9pm onwards on the to manage crowd.
The Rajiv Chowk metro station, located on the Blue Line, is nestled in the historic Connaught Place area where revellers gather in large numbers every year on New Year’s Eve and New Year Day.
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“As advised by the Delhi Police, to ease overcrowding on New Year’s Eve (December 31), exit from Rajiv Chowk Metro station will not be allowed from 9 pm onwards. However, entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of the last train from the Rajiv Chowk Metro station,” the DMRC said in a statement.
18,000 cops deployed
Delhi Police said more than 18,000 of its personnel from district and traffic units will be deployed across the national capital to ensure security during the New Year celebrations.
According to officials, Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements at and around India Gate to regulate traffic — both vehicular and pedestrian.
Multiple parking sites at Kartvaya Path
Meanwhile, anticipating a surge in footfall at Kartvaya Path, the local authorities will deploy additional police personnel and have created multiple parking sites to manage the crowd.
Special Commissioner of Police (law and order) Deependra Pathak said, “Police have made adequate security arrangements.”
“The number of people visiting Kartavya Path has increased. We have increased the deployment of officials from the health department, enforcement and civil defence volunteers at the C-Hexagon and in the nearby areas of Kartavya Path,” NDMC vice-chairman Satish Upadhyay said.
In case of heavy pedestrian movement, vehicles may not be allowed to enter the C-Hexagon and India Gate area and diverted, the traffic police said in an advisory.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) said all the arrangements have been made ahead of time to ensure that people can enjoy the New Year safely and the crowd does not pose any security problems.
– With inputs from agencies.