NEW DELHI: The National Capital came to a standstill on Monday due to massive traffic jams as more than 1 lakh people gathered at India Gate on the occasion of New Year.
The Delhi traffic police has advised the commuters to avoid India Gate and to take an alternate route.
“Traffic will remain very heavy near India Gate C-Hexagon due to gathering of more than 1 lakh pedestrian and heavy volume of motorist. No parking available around India Gate . Advised to avoid India Gate and take alternate route,” Delhi Traffic Police said on Twitter.
“From 3.30pm to now. Still stuck in traffic in central Delhi. Isn’t this rush at India Gate anticipated every new year? Unbelievable. I couldn’t reach where I had to and now I can’t go back either. It’s a complete dead end here,” a Twitter user said.
Another commuter, Paras tweeted, “People struck in this nightmarish India gate area Jam from 2 to 3 hours. Thousands of people moving on foot to get out of this mess. #megajam”.
“Why traffic is heavy? where is uor officers on spot? how u can divert route without any prior information?,” another user said.
News agency ANI shared photos of vehicles stuck in traffic at Barapulla, DND flyway and at other places.
Massive traffic jams around Delhi’s India Gate area. pic.twitter.com/D8sOsZgxIZ
— ANI (@ANI) January 1, 2018
An ambulance was also seen stuck the in traffic jam near Delhi’s Mandi House circle.
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