Forward of Diwali, huge visitors congestion was seen on Gurugram-Delhi Expressway on Friday night and a video surfaced exhibiting the extent of the snail-paced visitors on the expressway within the wake of festive weekend.
A video of the huge visitors snarl on the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway went viral om social media because the Diwali weekend nears. Within the video, tons of of automobiles could be seen caught in an virtually standstill visitors.
Regardless of being eight-laned, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway sees visitors snarls every day however the state of affairs bought even worse on Friday, which may very well be partly attributed to the Dhanteras rush. Hindus take into account Dhanteras, first day that marks Diwali in most of India, an especially auspicious day for making new purchases, particularly of gold or silver articles and new utensils.
Site visitors within the nationwide capital on Friday was affected at a number of locations as the town witnessed intermittent rain and other people thronged the markets on Dhanteras, inflicting inconvenience to commuters.
The Delhi police has additionally issued an advisory suggesting that prime quantity of visitors is anticipated on the roads throughout Dhanteras and Diwali and suggested commuters to take public transport, officers stated on Friday.
A number of commuters took to X to complain concerning the visitors congestion within the metropolis. An individual posted on X that there was a large visitors jam from Gurugram border until Mahipalpur and an ambulance was caught there.
X customers additionally stated there was visitors congestion on teh stretch from Mangolpuri underpass to Udyog Nagar Metro Station, close to Rani Bagh essential market, Kalyanpuri Bridge, Dwarka flyover, and on Ashram Flyover.
“Site visitors is affected on Vikas Marg within the carriageway from ITO in the direction of Laxmi Nagar as a result of uprooted of a tree. Kindly keep away from the stretch,” the visitors police wrote on X. The tree was later faraway from the spot.
In line with the advisory, the pageant of Dhanteras and Diwali will likely be celebrated on Friday and Sunday respectively.
“Pre-Diwali excessive quantity of visitors is anticipated on the town roads particularly round buying malls and round busy excessive footfall market areas together with at Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar, Sadar Bazar, Central Market Lajpat Nagar, Nehru Place, Higher Kailash, Tilak Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Kamla Nagar and Rajouri Backyard.
“To keep away from inconvenience, save time, gas and scale back air pollution, basic public is suggested to utilise the providers of public transport like bus, metro and automotive pool and many others. Connecting with social-media providers of Delhi Site visitors Police and visitors assist line will additional assist in planning a hassle-free journey accordingly,” the advisory said.
On Friday, heavy visitors was witnessed at Delhi-Meerut Expressway as effectively.
With inputs from PTI