New Year’s Eve will mark a festive occasion in India, with thousands of tourists and tourists families flocking to the country for the annual New Year holiday.
However, on a day of festive celebrations in many parts of the country, some tourists will not be able to indulge in the festive atmosphere.
The roads will be closed due to severe weather, according to the National Disaster Management Authority.
The roads have been shut down due to heavy rainfall, heavy wind and snowfall in many places including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Pune, said officials.
The roads will also be closed in many other areas including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Rajaswinagar, Chandigarh, Chandapur, Kolkata, Meghalaya, Tripura and Bihar, they said.
The road closures in some parts of Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu will also remain in place till December 31, they added.
On the festive road, traffic will be restricted on roads connecting the major cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkatta.
In Delhi, traffic would be restricted in several parts of central and northern Delhi, while traffic in major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru will be allowed.
Traffic will also continue to be restricted along major roads of other parts of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Puducherry, Chennai and Bengalururu.
In Pune in the north of the state, the roads will remain shut until January 1.
Traffic will be limited in parts of north-western Pune district.
The NDA government is expected to announce a comprehensive road plan for India in December and announce new measures to ensure the safety of road users, the officials said.
A major focus of the plan will be the creation of an Integrated Road Management Authority (IRMA) in India to ensure safety of drivers and ensure the seamless movement of vehicles and passengers, the NDA officials said in a statement.
The IRMA will also come up with road safety regulations that will ensure the smooth movement of traffic in the country and the safe passage of people and vehicles, the government said.