Major traffic jams choke city, police issue traffic advisory
The Delhi Traffic Police on Friday appealed to the general public to use Metro train services and other public transport to escape congestion on roads on Raksha Bandhan day.
“Due to Raksha Bandhan, traffic congestion is expected in all the roads of Delhi. Public is advised to use Metro services and other public transport to avoid congestion on roads,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sandeep Goel said.
“General public is also advised to plan their journeys keeping in view the increased traffic congestion and plan their journeys keeping sufficient extra time so that possible delays can be taken care of,” Goel said adding, “motorists are advised to follow the directions of the traffic policemen deployed on roads”. In a statement, Delhi Traffic Police said there would be heavy traffic on roads. “The roads affected would be Wazirabad Road, ISBT Anand Vihar, G T Road Shahdara, Mathura Road, M GRoad, M B Road, Dhaula Kuan, Mahipalpur, Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, Najafgarh Road, Patel Road, Rohini, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh area, Vikas Marg, Aurobindo Marg, Station Road, Kali Dass Marg, Pankha Road, Africa Avenue Marg, August Kranti Marg, Subhash Marg, J B Tito Marg, Press Enclave Road, Jail Road etc,” it said.
This move came after the city roads witnessed major traffic congestions on Friday. Heavy traffic was recorded throughout the day in South Delhi including on the Ring Road, stretch from Safdarjung to Hyatt, New Palam Road, Mathura Road, RTR to Vasant Kunj, Mahipalpur road and roads leading to Gurgaon and Noida. Breakdown of a tanker on the Badarpur Road added to the traffic woes during the evening peak hours as <g data-gr-id="22">vehicular</g> movement came to a standstill. In Central Delhi, Rajender Nagar, Karol Bagh, Rajender Place and CP areas witnessed slow traffic movement due to heavy footfall.