FIFA hits traffic in south Delhi on opening day
NEW DELHI: Heavy traffic was reported on Friday around roads leading to Jawahar lal Nehru stadium in south Delhi which is hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
With cars and motorists locked bumper to bumper over the August Kranti Marg as the crowd gathered to witness the match causing mayhem for the general public.
The traffic police already issued advisory informing Delhities which roads to avoid and which routes diverted because of the match. The matches are scheduled to be held on October 6, 9, 12 and 16.
Heavy traffic was also witnessed at Captain Gaur Marg between Okhla and Lajpat Nagar.
Some even complained that people were moving on the wrong side of the road. Struck for hours in south Delhi traffic, the motorists resorted to twitter to reach the Delhi traffic police.
Tawqeer Hussian requested the Delhi traffic police to clear way for ambulances that were stuck in south Delhi traffic. "Two ambulances stuck in traffic jam on flyover near Safdarjung airport, Can they be cleared?" he said.
A commuter Anjali Istwal was stuck at Nehru Place flyover and requested the cops to clear the traffic. She asked for help from Delhi traffic police after being stuck up at the flyover.
Even Delhi Police got calls from motorists for heavy traffic at Ashram chowk. The Delhi Police had a busy evening controlling the traffic especially in south Delhi.
The police had advised people to follow their advisory before movin out.