Delhi Traffic: Advisory issued for 2-day ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh-Amrit Kalash Yatra’

The Delhi Traffic Police has imposed traffic restrictions in anticipation of the ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh-Amrit Kalash Yatra,’ which is scheduled to occur at Vijay Chowk on October 30 and 31. In a tweet from the Delhi Traffic Police, it was announced, “Traffic Advisory: Special traffic arrangements have been put in place for the ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh-Amrit Kalash Yatra’ at Vijay Chowk on October 30 & 31, 2023. Please adhere to the provided advisory.”

Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory

This Kalash Yatra is part of the “Meri Maati Mera Desh Maha Abhiyan” and serves the purpose of commemorating the sacrifices of the immortal martyrs. The yatra involves collecting soil from the birthplaces of these martyrs and placing it in Amrit Kalash, which is then transported to the National Martyrs Memorial in Delhi. As part of the Amrit Kalash Yatra, an ‘Amrit Vatika’ will be established near the National War Memorial by combining soil and plants sourced from 7,500 urns brought from various regions across the country. The “Meri Maati Mera Desh” campaign, dedicated to paying homage to the freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the nation, was launched nationwide on August 9, 2023.

Young volunteers and individuals from across the nation will gather soil from Panchayats and Villages and transport it to the Block level. Likewise, soil will be collected from smaller urban areas and transported to larger Municipalities and urban local bodies. Following this, Mitti Kalash, containing soil from Panchayats, Villages, and urban areas, will be conveyed to the National Capital.

According to the Delhi Traffic Police, there will be traffic regulation and diversions in effect around Vijay Chowk from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The advisory advises commuters to steer clear of the following road routes:

  • Shanti Path/Kautilya Marg Roundabout (R/A)
  • Patel Chowk Roundabout (R/A)
  • Bhinder Point Junction
  • GPO Roundabout (R/A)
  • Aurbindo Chowk
  • RML Roundabout (R/A)
  • Q Point
  • GRG Roundabout (R/A)
  • MLNP Roundabout (R/A)
  • Mandi House Roundabout (R/A)
  • RGM Roundabout (R/A)
  • Firoz Shah/Ashoka Road Roundabout (R/A)
  • Raja Ji Marg Roundabout (R/A)
  • Firoz Shah Road/KG Marg Roundabout (R/A)
  • MAR Janpath Roundabout (R/A)
  • Mahadev Road
  • Rajender Prasad Road/Janpath Roundabout (R/A)
  • Patel Chowk Roundabout (R/A)
  • A Point
  • W Point

Additionally, commuters are cautioned that there may be increased crowding on Delhi Metro Routes, particularly on the Yellow and Violet lines. Therefore, they are advised to plan their travel accordingly. The following metro stations are expected to experience heavy passenger flow for boarding and deboarding:

  • Sultanpur Ghitorni
  • Guru Dronacharya
  • IFFCO Chowk
  • Qutab Minar
  • Arjan Garh
  • Central Secretariat
  • Udyog Bhawan
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium