Closure of key stretches in Delhi's southern parts for repair and construction works led to traffic snarls for the fifth consecutive day of the week on Thursday as commuters faced a harrowing time to reach their destination. Besides, there are several stretches where commuters face traffic snarls every day. The stretch between Anand Vihar to Shahdara border and Marginal Pusta Bund road connecting Shastri Park to Khajuri Chowk are nightmares for commuters due to ongoing construction works.
Noida resident Sunita Singh relies on the Chirag Delhi flyover to travel to her workplace near IIT-Delhi. These days, her daily commute is dotted by countless stops and inordinate delays as closure of one of the flyover's carriageways for repairs has choked traffic along the route.
"I have no option but to take this route. I am waiting for the work to finish so that it can return to normality. It's not that there were no jams before the closure but that used to happen once in a while.
Now, it has became a daily affair," she said.
The Chirag Delhi flyover was closed from Sunday for 50 days, while a section of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway (NH-48) between Rangpuri and Rajokari was closed from Tuesday for 90 days.
The Delhi Traffic Police has been regularly updating commuters about traffic movement along the routes on its official Twitter handle. A senior traffic police official said, "We have deployed extra personnel along the closed routes and those on the ground are trying their best to ensure smooth flow.