Delhi on Monday witnessed massive traffic jam after over 1 lakh visitors gathered at India Gate to celebrate the New Year.
The Delhi traffic police has issued an alert asking people to avoid the India Gate C-Hexagon stretch saying the traffic will remain “heavy” in the area.
“Traffic will remain very heavy near India Gate C-Hexagon due to gathering of more than 1 lakh pedestrian and heavy volume of motorist. No parking available around India Gate. Advised to avoid India Gate and take alternate route,” Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
Heavy volume of motorists and gathering of over 1 lakh pedestrian at around India Gate created the situation of massive traffic jam at Mandi House, ITO, Tilak Marg areas and blocked the Central and South Delhi.
At Mandi House, an ambulance stuck in the huge jam while patient inside was struggling with his life.
Ambulance tries to make way through a traffic jam near Delhi's Mandi House circle. Police in a statement earlier said, traffic will remain very heavy near India Gate due to gathering of more than 1 lakh pedestrians and heavy volume of motorists, pic.twitter.com/9EcXunlAJJ— ANI (@ANI) January 1, 2018
From Past two hours, I am stuck near, around India Gate. Do see some traffic Police on the road but don't see any preparation . #भगवान्_भरोसे_दिल्ली।
LG साब, आपकी तो जान पहचान है साहेब से, कुछ करवा दो, घर जाना है pic.twitter.com/Gp75EgeGHN— _Amit_😎 (@_Amit_Sri) January 1, 2018
The New Year revelry coupled with closure of Lajpat Nagar flyover brought the city to almost a standstill as heavy traffic jams in south and central Delhi spilled over to the whole city making life difficult for the commuters.