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Updated: November 7, 2010 12:58 IST

Delhi braces up for traffic blues tomorrow

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A heavy traffic jam at ITO, Vikas Marg, in New Delhi. File photo
PTI A heavy traffic jam at ITO, Vikas Marg, in New Delhi. File photo

Delhi is bracing for traffic chaos tomorrow when U.S. President Barack Obama will be crisscrossing the city streets during his visit here.

Police have warned that during Mr. 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 8 am and 10 pm 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 Maurya Sheraton 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,” Mr. Garg said.

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