Delhi braces up for traffic blues Monday

Delhi braces up for traffic blues Monday

New Delhi: Delhi is bracing for traffic chaos on Monday when US President Barack Obama will be criss-crossing the city streets during his visit here.

Police have warned that during Obama’s movement, vehicular traffic will be affected.

“There could be traffic congestion on some routes for a particular period of time. Traffic could be affected on the routes taken by Obama," Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (Traffic), said.

There could be traffic restrictions on Monday between 8am and 10pm on the routes, he said.

“We appeal to people to avoid Rajghat and Delhi Gate in the morning hours while there could be some VVIP movement near India Gate around noon," he said.

Both the carriageways leading from the airport to ITC Maurya Hotel where Obama is staying will be closed for public traffic when the President’s cavalcade is moving, he said.

“This is not the first time we are closing both the carriageways. Earlier when Pakistan President and Israeli Prime Minister visited the city, we resorted to such a practice. This is part of security," Garg said.