New Delhi: Diwali is still two days away and traffic is wreaking havoc in the Delhi-NCR region. On Dhanteras on Monday, massive bottlenecks were seen from Delhi to Gurugram. Some reports said there was about a six kilometre jam from Delhi to Gurugram. Hundreds of vehicles were stuck in the jam for hours.
From Mahipalpur right up to Udyog Vihar in Gurugram, the massive jam could be seen on Monday evening, said reports. Traffic jams were also reported from near major intersections in the national capital, with market areas like Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar and South Extension witnessing bottlenecks. Despite around 4,000 Delhi Traffic Police personnel on duty, commuters had trouble negotiating the traffic.
Delhi Traffic police also issued an advisory on its Twitter handle.
It said that to avoid inconvenience, save time and fuel, people should utilise public transport. It went on to advise people to connect with the social media services of Delhi Police and Traffic Helpline to plan in advance. It said the motorists should park their vehicles in the authorised parking lots to avoid road congestion.
“Additional traffic police personnel are also deployed in at least 70 busy market areas of Delhi such as Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar to ensure the smooth flow of traffic,” Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said. The traffic police have also sought help from local police on roads connected to shopping malls and market areas to ease out the traffic situation and prevent any untoward incident.