Saturday, September 25, 2010

Closing of CWG lanes to create traffic problems on city roads

People in the city are going to face traffic problems today with the Commonwealth Games lanes being closed for a few hours to facilitate athletes and their trainers who arrive in the city, police said.

''The Games lanes will be closed between 1100 and 1200 hrs and again between 2200 hrs to 2300 hrs. There will be partial restriction on the Games lane between Indira Gandhi International Airport and the Games Village,'' Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg said.

There would be no exclusive Games Lane restriction on various stretches in the city except from the airport to Games Village, he added ''People are expected to give way to Games-related traffic on hearing the hooter/siren from the traffic pilot motorcycle and on directions of traffic police officials posted at intersections,'' Mr Garg added.

However, these restrictions are not applicable to the motor vehicles of Delhi Police, ambulances, fire brigades and other emergency service vehicles.

Earlier, the restrictions on the lanes had to be enforced from September 20. However, it was later postponed to today as according to the organisers, the first batch of Games athletes did not reach the city before yesterday.

Around 7,000 participants and officials from 71 teams are expected to attend the Commonwealth Games scheduled to happen from October 3 to 14.

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