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Xi visit chokes traffic in capital

Tibet protests in Dhaula Kuan led to snarls in the area.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
September 19, 2014 1:18:51 am

Traffic moved at a snail’s pace in different parts of Central, South and New Delhi area after several arterial roads were closed for the movement of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Office-goers had a harrowing time in the morning with traffic being chock-a-block near ITO, Delhi Gate and India Gate after the traffic police shut down arterial roads, including parts of Ring Road, for Xi’s visit to Rajghat. The President then proceeded to Hyderabad House to meet PM Narendra Modi around 12 pm which further worsened the situation. Tibet protests in Dhaula Kuan led to snarls in the area.

The worst affected areas were ITO, Delhi Gate, Parliament Street, Ring Road, India Gate radials, Tilak Marg, Akbar Road, Shahjahan Road, Chanakyapuri, Connaught Place and Lodhi Road.

“We had made adequate arrangements and had also issued a traffic advisory for commuters to refer. We had requested motorists to avoid Dhaula Kuan, Sardar Patel Marg and Ashoka Road,” Special CP (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said.

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