Delhi borders witness traffic congestion as curbs ease

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Heavy vehicular traffic was witnessed again on Tuesday at the Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Noida borders as commuters came out in large numbers on the second day of the lockdown-4.

On Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) way, that connects south Delhi with Noida, heavy traffic was witnessed in the afternoon.

The vehicular queue went up to over a kilometre as the police deployed at the border checked the passes and the identity cards of the people travelling.

Delhi Traffic Police took to the micro-blogging website, Twitter, and stated, “Traffic Alert: As U.P. Police is allowing entry to Noida only for vehicle having movement passes issued by D.M. Noida. People travelling from Delhi to Noida using Kalindi Kunj barrage flyover and DND flyover may plan their trip accordingly.”

The traffic in the national capital also witnessed a surge as a number of vehicles were seen on the streets in areas like Jhandewalan and others.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday extended the lockdown till May 31 while allowing buses with 20 passengers and cabs with two people but suspending metro services.

In the public transport, apart from cabs and DTC buses, autos, e-rickshaws with one passenger only have also been allowed.



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