"The full dress rehearsal has led to a major traffic blockage in areas like Connaught Place, Dhaula Kuan, ITO, Tilak Marg, and also Wazirabad in north Delhi," a traffic officer said.
He added that the traffic chaos started around 1 pm - soon after the rehearsal got over.
"It took me nearly 45 minutes to reach ITO from Tilak Marg. There was a major traffic jam in the area due to the full dress rehearsal," Kunal Singh, a commuter, said.
Through a traffic advisory issued Thursday, the Delhi Police had advised commuters to avoid the areas falling on the route of the full dress rehearsal between 9 am to 12.30 pm.