Water level receding, some roads opened for traffic movement: Atishi

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Delhi Minister Atish on Saturday said several roads are opened for traffic as water level receding in the national capital.

Taking to Twitter, Atishi wrote, “As water levels in Yamuna have started receding, PWD has started pumping out the water, cleaning the roads and opening them out for traffic. ISBT and Bhairon Marg are open for traffic now. PWD is working on a war footing to ensure that roads and traffic return to normalcy as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic police said that Yamuna water level has started receding from high level of 208.60 meters to 207.67 meters at 8:00 hours on Saturday following which restrictions on some roads have been relaxed for traffic movement, while some roads are still closed.

The roads are opened for traffic movement, Bhairon Marg- from Mathura Road to Ring Road carriageway, Vikas Marg from ITO to Laxmi Nagar both carriageways, Nishad Raj Marg from Shanti Van to Geeta Colony both carriageways, while Ring Road from Shanti Van to Rajghat and towards ISBT is still closed.

Similarly, Boulevard Road -Slip Road- Service Road- Left Turn under Yudhishthira Setu- Ring Road, Chandgi Ram Akhara to Mukarba Chowk Carriageway, Chandgi Ram Akhara to IP College both Carriageways have been opened.

Roads have been closed for traffic movement are Ring Road-Majnu Ka Tilla-ISBT-Shanti Van-IP flyover to IP Depot both carriageways, Ring Road-IP Depot to IP flyover to ISBT Carriageway, Salim Garh Bypass, Old Iron Bridge Pusta to Shamshan Ghat and Outer Ring Road-Mukarba Chowk to Wazirabad carriageway, police said.

According to traffic police, the entry of heavy goods vehicles has been banned from Singhu Border, Tikri Border, Rajokari Border, Badarpur Border, Chilla Border, Gazipur Border, Loni Border, Apsara Border and Bhopura Border but there are no restrictions on vehicle carrying essential Commodities/services and relief materials.

The commuters are advised to postpone travel plans to low-lying areas in view of high alert issued by administration and in case of unavoidable journey the above-mentioned roads should be excluded from travel plans, it said.

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