Weddings cause minor jams in North, West Delhi

Traffic jams were reported in some parts of the Capital on Sunday, as over 10,000 wedding ceremonies were held. The situation is expected to get worse in the next couple of days, Traffic officials said.

Traffic jams were seen primarily in North and West Delhi. Rajouri Garden, Alipur and Model Town were the worst affected, while traffic jams were also seen in parts of South Delhi. A senior Traffic official said, "Due to a large number of banquet halls in North and West Delhi, traffic movement was affected."

"There were traffic jams in North and West Delhi, but could have been worse had it been a weekday. There were not many vehicles on the road and it helped avoid further congestion," Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said.

However, the traffic condition is expected to worsen on Monday as office-goers and baraatis will use roads at the same time, officials said. "Despite 10,000 weddings, no major traffic congestion that was reported on Sunday. We had anticipated the congestion and a detailed advisory had been sent to the public. When so many people travel together, there is bound to be congestion, but the traffic did not get blocked anywhere," Garg said.

Traffic officials had earlier warned of congestion in areas like Karol Bagh, Alipur, Punjabi Bagh and NH-8.

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