It was a field day for the traffic police personnel, traffic marshals and regular police officials on Wednesday when Rajiv Chowk flyover on Gurgaon Expressway was blocked for traffic movement for four hours in the morning.
Thousands of devotees offered namaz on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha (Bakreid) at about 10am on this crossing, on the main carriageway as well as on the service lanes.
Situation turned bad in the evening again when majority of the internal roads as well as MG Road were choc-o-block with traffic jams because of large number of marriage parties.
The stranded commuters complained that the traffic police remained absent from the roads in the evening.
Thousands of vehicles coming from Delhi and Jaipur faced detours and took to alternate routes. Rajiv Chowk flyover was blocked for traffic movement between 8am and 11am and normal traffic movement could be restored around noon.
The Delhi-bound vehicles coming from Jaipur side were diverted from Hero Honda Crossing to the Pataudi Road through Sector 10A.
From here the vehicles were diverted further to Pataudi Road and Sector 9.
The vehicles coming from Delhi and going towards Jaipur had to take left turn at Rajiv Chowk to take the Bhakhtawar Chowk and finally take right turn at Netaji Subhash crossing to get back to the Expressway at Hero Honda Crossing.
These detours not only slowed down the traffic movement in the pre-noon session, this also resulted in long traffic jams on the expressway around Rajiv Chowk.