Public gatherings due to MCD strike likely to cause traffic snarls

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 02, 2016 11:36 IST
Traffic Congestion at South Extention in New Delhi, India, on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

The strike by the employees of Delhi’s municipal corporations is likely to throw the city’s traffic off gear on Tuesday.

According to an advisory issued by the Delhi Traffic Police on their Twitter handle and Facebook page, the MCD zones will witness public gatherings due to which massive traffic snarls are expected.

“All MCD zones across Delhi will witness public gatherings due to the ongoing MCD employee strike. Heavy traffic likely,” (sic), a tweet by the official handle of the traffic police read.

Traffic officials said that stretches around east Delhi are likely to be the worst affected by the gatherings.

“Severe jams are expected around Tilak Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Laxmi Nagar and Akshardham. The jams are also likely to spill over to parts of central Delhi. We have deployed teams from each traffic unit so that commuters do not face any inconvenience,” said a senior traffic official.

He also said that as per requirement, roads will be closed for general traffic movement and further updates will be made. Though the snarls are likely to continue over afternoon, the traffic situation will improve by evening.

Other areas which are likely to be hit by jams are Shahdara, Mangolpuri, Kashmere Gate and Anand Vihar.

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