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Traffic restrictions lead to heavy jams at major intersections

Traffic restrictions lead to heavy jams at major intersections

New Delhi: Restrictions on movement of vehicles in central Delhi due to Beating Retreat rehearsal and breakdown of a few cluster buses led to traffic jams at major intersections on Monday. The Delhi Traffic Police has been constantly updating commuters about the congestion through its twitter handle.

"Traffic movement has been closed on Gurugram Road to Thimayya Marg by local police. Traffic has been diverted towards Station Road and Sadar Bazar Road," it said.

Traffic restrictions have been imposed in central part of the city due to rehearsal of the Beating Retreat ceremony.

Vijay Chowk will remain closed for general traffic from 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm, according to a traffic advisory. Movement of vehicles on parts of Rafi Marg, Raisina Road, Krishna Menon Marg, 'C' Hexagon and Dara Shikoh Road will also be restricted, it said. Parking will be available for those coming to see the lighting behind the water channels between Rafi Marg and 'C' Hexagon after 7 pm, it said.

The traffic police have arranged for buses to avoid taking the 'C' Hexagon and some nearby roads from afternoon till evening. Breakdown of a cluster bus at Pamposh Enclave added to traffic woes for people travelling from Nehru Place towards Chirag Delhi. "Major traffic jam in Delhi Cantonment (Sadar Bazar Road), have been stuck here for more than an hour!," a commuter tweeted.

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