Congress rally: Traffic goes haywire

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 04, 2012 11:23 hrs

New Delhi: Traffic went haywire in Central Delhi today due to a Congress rally attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi putting commuters to hardships.

Roads leading to Ramlila Maidan were choked with vehicles carrying party workers from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and long serpentine queues of vehicles were seen on Ring Road and ITO.

It took more than half-an-hour for commuters on way to ITO to cross a length of less than one-km from Yamuna bridge on Vikas Marg.

Police had a tough time regulating traffic on a Sunday which usually witnesses very less movement of vehicles in the city during day time.

Ring Road from Sarai Kale Khan to Raj Ghat was also choc-a-bloc while NH-24 linking Delhi with Uttar Pradesh saw traffic snarl-ups.

"Normally, I take around five minutes to reach Pragati Maidan from Millenium Park. But today I took 40 minutes to cross that stretch," said Mayank Kulkarni, an engineer.

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