Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 17:47 IST
Office goers and commuters confronted site visitors hassles as roads in and round Lutyens’ Delhi remained clogged on Tuesday morning, with officers attributing it to decorate rehearsal and preparations for Republic Day.
Traffic congestion was reported from areas reminiscent of Sansad Marg, Mandi House, ITO and Kartavya Path the place the rehearsals are being performed.
Other stretches — Akbar Road, Kamraj highway, Rajaji Marg, Safdarjung Road resulting in Central Delhi additionally remained clogged.
Various roundabouts in Central Delhi and the highway in the direction of Le Meridien was utterly blocked. Commuters and workplace goers had little selection however to attend for greater than 20 minutes at every stretch whilst their automobiles crawled at a snail’s tempo.
No site visitors advisory was issued by the police which added to the congestion.
“It took me an hour from Mandi House to succeed in my workplace in Sansad Marg. Traffic motion was badly affected all through the route,” a commuter said. Another commuter took to Twitter to show how much the traffic was affected as vehicles remained stationary for at least 45 minutes at one place.
“Pragati Maidan tunnel opening towards India Gate side completely chocked for more than half and hour,” he stated.
Traffic was heavy at sure junctions in and round Lutyens’ Delhi because of the gown rehearsal. Vehicular motion was affected for greater than 40 minutes.
“Vehicles had been transferring however slowly however after the scenario was introduced beneath management, the site visitors motion turned clean,” a traffic official said.
Abhishek Narang, one of the commuters said he took a detour through Ferozshah Road after seeing traffic congestion on the Ashoka road extending up to India Gate circle.
“But the moment I reached the Rail bhawan roundabout, there was again traffic all around. Lot of commuters like me faced inconvenience and I got late in reaching office,” he stated.
Another workplace goer stated, “I used to be coming from east Delhi and bought caught on the ITO. Vehicles had been transferring however at a snail’s tempo. After popping out from there, I once more bought struck on the Le Meridien stretch. I needed to attend an essential workplace assembly however I ended up reaching late.” Many metro stations around Central Delhi also witnessed increase in the number of commuters resulting in long queues.
“Since I witnessed huge traffic jam on the ITO stretch, I left my cab midway and decided to take metro to the office. But even metro station was crowded but at least I could reach office in the nick of the time,” stated one other commuter.
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