Attention! Connaught Place all set to go vehicle-free on weekends!
Ever gotten stuck in a rush-hour jam around the scenic streets of CP? No? How lucky. There is nothing worse than a torrential downpour, partially flooded roads and a malfunctioning A/C, while that single drop of sweat glides across your face and the traffic crawls at a speed slower than a sloth’s.
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But the government seems to have heard our prayers (and curses), and according to a recent development, CP is going car-free on weekends. NDMC has started preparations for implementation of the much-touted plan, coming into effect from August 2017. According to which, entry of all private vehicles will be prohibited in the inner and middle circles, from Friday evening till Sunday. But as the traders appear a little miffed over the loss of business on weekends, the plan seems a bit shaky and the launch will be a soft one, indeed.
However, fear not, because the officials have mentioned free “park and ride” services on battery operated vehicles from major parking areas at Shivaji Stadium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Palika parking. Numerous cycles-for- hire stands will also be set up in and around the prohibited area.