Major traffic snarl in Delhi due to NH-8 congestion

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New Delhi, Nov 7: Traffic was thrown out-of-gear in several parts of the national capital, especially in south Delhi where commuters had a harrowing experience during and long after the morning peak hours today.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, a severe congestion was reported near the toll booth on NH-8 in the morning, and within hours a long tailback was witnessed in the entire stretch up to Dhaula Kuan.

Major traffic snarl in Delhi due to NH-8 congestion.
The congestion at Dhaula Kuan further clogged the arterial roads, including the Ring Road stretch connecting west Delhi with south Delhi, Sardar Patel Marg towards New Delhi and Vandemataram Marg connecting central Delhi, said a traffic official.

The ripple effect was soon witnessed in Delhi Cantonment area and the route between APS Colony and Dhaula Kuan was in a chock-a-block state.

Major traffic snarl was also reported in south Delhi's Ashram Chowk and the DND Flyway connecting Delhi with Noida, said the official.

"Traffic was heavy in and around Rajpath, Janpath crossing, Rafi Marg, Vijay Chowk and almost all stretches near Rashtrapati Bhavan in view of the March for India procession," said the traffic official.

Traffic jam also occurred at the C-Hexagon near India Gate in the peak hours, the official added.

PTI 

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