World Culture Festival, ‘satsangs’ and 20,000 weddings chokes Delhi Traffic

The national capital might witness heavy traffic today amid 20,000 weddings and two mass events, including Sri Sri Ravishankar’s World Cultural Festival.The police have issued traffic advisory, advised changes in routes and time of travel predicting that there might be massive traffic from 1200 hrs to 2300 hrs.


There are around 20,000 weddings to be held in the national capital and as many as 1,700 personnel have been deployed to monitor traffic for various events.The three-day festival of the Art of Living Foundation is expecting lakhs of people from the city and outside for its inaugural show. Another event by Spiritual group Radha Soami Satsang Beas will worsen the traffic situation in the national capital.Police said the organisers of the festival will be providing the parking space as it is included in the constructions that have been made on an area covering 1000 acres on the river banks.In a traffic advisory, the police have advised the public to take public transport and avoid travelling between noon and 2300 hrs. The major roads in South and East Delhi should also be avoided such as the Ring Road stretch, the highway and the Noida Link Road, areas near the Akshardham temple and Mayur Vihar in East Delhi, police said. UNI SM AE SB 1455