Delhi-Jaipur Highway sees traffic snarl, commuters stranded for hours

The traffic police issued an advisory about the situation on Twitter and put up sign boards for route diversion

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After a vehicle broke down on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, commuters travelling from Manesar to Gurugram on Wednesday witnessed heavy traffic congestion.

The traffic police issued an advisory about the situation on Twitter and put up sign boards for route diversion.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic) R S Sangwan said, There was traffic congestion owing to the breakdown of a vehicle only. Our teams are at spot to manage the traffic and now the situation is under control.

The main carriageway of the highway was closed on Wednesday for the next six days due to span load test work being undertaken by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on the Jaipur to Delhi lane of the highway.

The commuters, most of them office-goers, were stuck in the traffic jam. Many said it took them almost five hours to get to IMT Chowk, Manesar from Hero Honda Chowk.

I’m stuck here in a jam for the last one hour. I got to know about the traffic police advisory in the morning through social media. So, I left home an hour early but havent even crossed the toll plaza yet,” said Bijender Bhatotia, a commuter.

Light to moderate rain drenched parts of Delhi on Wednesday and more rains are expected during the day.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a few more spells of rain in the next two-three days before the withdrawal of monsoon from the National Capital Region.

A few areas in west, central, north, northwest, south and southeast Delhi recorded light to moderate rainfall. More rain is likely during the day.

The precipitation over the next few days may help cover the large rainfall deficit (49 per cent in September alone) to some extent. It would also keep the air clean and the temperature in check.

The city recorded a minimum temperature of 25.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and the maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degrees Celsius.

(With PTI inputs)

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