Even though the Jat protests were called off, the police have not withdrawn their security measures from the roads.
On Monday, the commuters of Noida and Ghaziabad faced major traffic snarls as all the entry points were filled with barricades and the cops checked all the vehicles.
On the first day of the week, the roads usually remain busy all through the city. However, keeping in mind the Jat agitation, the entry points to Delhi from both Noida and Ghaziabad were kept under severe police cover.
On Monday, the office-goers and other commuters faced major hurdles to reach their destinations on time. Some rolled their wheels back home after getting stuck into the traffic for over three hours.
A commuter, stuck in the traffic jam near Kalindi Kunj, said: "I go to Faridabad via Kalindi Kunj. Usually, there is slow traffic movement in the morning and evening hours. But today (Monday) I have been stuck here for the past couple of hours".
Similar problems were echoed by other commuters at Delhi-Noida-Delhi Flyway. Traffic snarls were reported from Mayur Vihar to Mahamaya Flyover as well.
The traffic near Mohan Nagar and National Highway 24 also witnessed sluggish movement of vehicles, as police had erected check posts at various points and the intensive checking of vehicles made matters worse. Both heavy and light vehicles carrying five or more passengers were stopped and checked by the police. "I have been stuck in this jam for almost an hour now and I am getting late for an interview in Laxmi Nagar," said another commuter.