New Year celebrations unbalance traffic in Delhi

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday large traffic grunts were witnessed in Delhi when dozens of people flocked to Connaught Place for the New Year celebrations.

The entry and exit gates of five subway stations in Delhi were closed for some time at night to relieve the flood of passengers.

The has been constantly alerting travelers about vehicle traffic through its official Twitter identifier to avoid any inconvenience.

Travelers were stuck in traffic jams on the roads leading to India Gate, Connaught Place and ITO.

The entrance and exit doors of the Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Khan Market and Mandi House are closed. The exchange is available at the Central Secretariat and Mandi House, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.

The entrance and exit doors opened later throughout the subway station after the situation improved.

One of the travelers went to Twitter to inform him about an ambulance stuck in a traffic jam on Barakhamba Road.

To which, the police responded quickly that the information was shared with the traffic personnel of the area.

Chayan Gera, who was also stuck in traffic, tweeted: #delhitraffic CM Mr. Ryt under his poster of Acche Beete 5 Saal we have more than 2 km long traffic jam on the always busy ring road. Please, sir, it is a faded and weak sun on the 1st day, loads of vehicle pollution. @ArvindKejriwal (sic).

Telling a similar story, another traveler tweeted: What about crazy traffic throughout Delhi? Connaught Place is totally blocked, the ITO overpass choked ... What's going on?

Police said traffic is heavy around India Gate and C-Hexagon due to the gathering of visitors and the large volume of motorists.

He advised people coming from Noida to take DND or Akshardham to get to Delhi from the road no. 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj is closed for traffic.

The vehicular movement was affected in northern Delhi due to the breakdown of a truck in the Prembari overpass, authorities said.

The traffic movement is closed on the Jai Singh road from the side of the Ashok road due to the large volume of vehicles, said Delhi traffic police in a tweet.

Traffic will continue to be heavy from Raja Garden to Punjabi Bagh due to the ongoing work of PWD. Avoid the stretch, he tweeted. (With PTI tickets)