Traffic disruptions are expected in Delhi ahead of the Tazia mourning processions scheduled to take place on Monday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 10, the ninth and tenth days of the Islamic month of Muharram, which are known as Ashura. Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) announced that Tazia processions will take place from Monday at 21:00 (local time), until 18:00 on Tuesday.
The main procession will start in Kalan Mahal neighborhood and pass through several routes including the Jama-Masjid neighborhood, the New Delhi railway station, and Connaught, before reaching Karbala Road on Tuesday, at 18:00. Another procession will take place on Tuesday at 13:00, beginning in Pahari Dheeraj and going to Paharganj Bridge via Bara Tuti-Qutab road before merging with the main procession at Chelmsford Road. A third procession will start on Tuesday at Shi'a Jama Masjid and terminate at Panja Sharif around 16:00.
Police have advised local residents to avoid all procession routes. Transportation delays, including public transport delays and road closures, are to be expected in areas surrounding the procession.
Muharram is a month of remembrance for Muslims, who mourn from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, culminating with a large procession on the 10th of Muharram, the Day of Ashura.
As a precautionary measure, individuals present in New Delhi are advised to avoid public gatherings, marches, and processions due to the risk of violence, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. Those traveling in New Delhi are advised to budget additional time to reach their destinations.
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