Despite its ample lanes, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway has become synonymous with frequent traffic snarls, a trend exacerbated on this occasion.
New Delhi: This year, the annual pre-Diwali traffic chaos persisted on the Delhi-Gurugram expressway, resulting in extensive jams that left commuters stranded for over an hour. The braod 8 lane expressway, meant to facilitate smooth traffic flow, bore the brunt of the festive rush on Dhanteras, a Hindu festival marking the commencement of the five-day Diwali celebrations.
Despite its ample lanes, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway has become synonymous with frequent traffic snarls, a trend exacerbated on this occasion. The situation on Friday saw a surge in congestion as individuals ventured out for last-minute Diwali shopping and to visit relatives. The congestion was so severe that a video captured the plight of an ambulance navigating through the gridlock near the toll plaza, as per a report carried by ANI.
Dhanteras And Traffic Jams
Dhanteras, traditionally associated with purchasing items made of gold, silver, and other metals, contributed to the heightened vehicular activity. The festival, which precedes Diwali, prompts a significant influx of people onto the roads, often overwhelming the capacity of major thoroughfares.
The incident underscores the challenges of managing traffic during festive seasons, and the video featuring an ambulance struggling through the congestion serves as a poignant reminder of the broader implications of such traffic issues on public safety.
DU Advances Winter Break, Exams Postponed In View Of Deteriorating Delhi AQI
The Delhi University (DU) on Thursday announced an early winter break in view of the surging air pollution in the national capital. According to an official notification issued by the varsity, the decision to advance the winter break, which is usually given in December, has been taken keeping in mind the GRAP-IV measures being implemented in the city.
— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2023
The winter break, which is usually given in December, has been revised keeping in mind the GRAP-IV measures being implemented amid the prevailing air pollution in Delhi, DU said. All colleges and institutes of the university have been asked to declare the winter break from November 13-19.