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Delhi Traffic Police Advisory for International Trade Fair: Check Routes to Avoid

Prior to the two-week India International Trade Fair (IITF), which will take place in the national capital’s Pragati Maidan from November 14 to November 27, the Delhi Traffic Police released an advisory on Monday. An estimated 40,000 people visit the fair every day, with the possibility of up to 1 lakh attendees on weekends and public holidays.

According to the advisory shared on X, traffic congestion is expected at Mathura Road, Bhairon Marg, Ring Road, Shershah Road and Purana Quila Road. The traffic police urged the people not visiting the trade fair to avoid these roads to ensure hassle-free journey.

During November 14–18, only business visitors will be able to enter the IITF. The fair is open to the general public from November 19 to November 27.

The advise states that guests will only be permitted admission through gates 1, 4, 6, and 10, and that gate numbers 5-A, 5-B, 7, 8, and 9 would be prohibited. Exhibitors will be admitted through gates 1, 4, 5b, and 10. Media representatives should enter at gate 5-B, while representatives of the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) should enter through gates 9 and 1.

This time, there will be no sale of tickets at the IITF site and would be sold online only and at selected metro stations (except Supreme Court Metro Station), the advisory stated.

The advice also mentioned that the service lane in front of ITPO gates 3 and 7 as well as the entrance gates to the basement parking would be the drop-off location for vehicles, taxis, and chauffeur-driven vehicles.

To ensure smooth traffic management, no vehicle will be allowed to halt or park anywhere on Mathura Road and Bhairon Marg. No vehicle of visitors will be allowed to be parked on Sher Shah Road, Purana Quila Road, Bhagwan Dass Road and Tilak Marg, the advisory further said.

Vehicles found parked on these roads would be towed and prosecuted for improper parking and disobedience of lawful instructions. The towed vehicles would be parked in National Stadium parking at gate number 5, the advisory stated.

The advisory urged people to avail public transport to reach Pragati Maidan. Those travelling by Delhi Metro may deboard at Supreme Court Metro Station and take entry to ITPO through gate number 10 or use shuttle service for entry through gate 6 and 4, it said.

Those visitors using DTC buses for travelling can get down at the designated bus stops on Mathura Road and Bhairon Marg, it stated.

The advice stated that visitors should park their cars in basement parking number 1 (entry and exit from Bhairon Marg and through Pragati tunnel from the ring road side), Bhairon Mandir parking on Bhairon Road, and Delhi Zoo parking. It also stated that visitors and exhibitors should park their cars in basement parking number 2—under Bharat Mandapam.

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Source: HT

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