Ahead of Christmas, Delhi Police have warned of heavy traffic and diversions in parts of central Delhi today. Central Delhi has some of the most prominent churches like the Sacred Heart Cathedral at Gol Dak Khana, the Free Church at Sansad Marg and The Cathedral Church of the Redemption on Church Road.
The police expect heavy traffic movement to start from today, i.e. Christmas Eve through Wednesday. The Delhi Traffic Police have issued an advisory stating that there may be diversions on several roads. "Traffic is expected to remain heavy on Gol Dak Khana, Ashoka Road, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Sansad Marg, Patel Chowk, and Church Road," the advisory issued on Twitter said.
The advisory said that the traffic coming towards Gol Dak Khana from RML, Bhal Veer Singh Marg/Kali Bari T point, Patel Chowk on Ashoka Road and Outer Circle Connaught Place may be diverted.
"Vehicles will be parked at Pandit Pant Marg in a single lane on both sides, Jai Singh Road in a single lane on both sides and Church Road in a single lane," it said.
"Christmas will be celebrated on December 24 and 25 and thousands of devotees will be congregating at various Churches for prayers. The main Churches in New Delhi are expecting heavy congregation of devotees," the advisory added.
However, all roads leading towards New Delhi Railway Station and adjoining area will remain open for general public, police said.
"Keeping in view the Christmas celebrations, general public and motorists are advised to plan their journeys accordingly in advance so that delays can be taken into account; and also requested to follow the directions of the traffic policemen and remain updated through Traffic Police Fcebook page, Twitter handle and Traffic Police Helpline to avoid inconvenience, " the advisory issued said.