A traffic advisory issued by the Delhi Traffic Police on Sunday said, “Both carriageways on the NH-24 from Ghazipur flyover in East Delhi to Uttar Pradesh border will be closed on Monday for all types of vehicles.”

Traffic coming from south Delhi's Nizamuddin to Ghaziabad will have to take a compulsory turn from NH-24 to the Uttar Pradesh link road near Akshardham temple and go straight up to Noida gate, while commuters coming from Ghaziabad will have to take a turn near Hasanpur depot in Ghaziabad to enter Delhi.

"Traffic signs have been placed at appropriate locations for the guidance of motorists and adequate traffic staff deployed to ensure smooth and uninterrupted flow of traffic," said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Anil Shukla.

NH-24 connects Delhi to Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow via Ghaziabad, Hapur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur and Sitapur. It is 438 km in length.

DMRC shuts two stations

The Delhi Metro on Monday shut down two stations in the capital due to a religious gathering on a disputed land. The two stations are Jor Bagh and INA.

"The two stations were closed for public from 10.45 a.m. due to security reasons," a Delhi Metro official said.

According to a Delhi Police official, the stations were advised to be shut as members of a particular community are coming together at the disputed Karbala plot in Jor Bagh area.

On Friday, the Delhi High Court restrained Shia Muslim group Anjuman-e-Haideri from holding protest at the Karbala in south Delhi on March 31 in a dispute over a piece of land which is currently housing two nurseries.

(JPN/Agencies)

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