Traffic snarls in Delhi as road caves in at Bhairon Marg

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Many areas of central and east Delhi witnessed heavy traffic snarls as a portion of Bhairon Marg connecting Mathura Road to Ring Road caved in on Tuesday.

Delhi Traffic Police have closed the road. The traffic coming from Ring Road to Mathura Road via Bhairon Marg has been diverted till the repair work is done.

“Massive Road cave in on Bhairon marg. Complete diversion of traffic coming from Ring road to Mathura Road on Bhairon marg till repair is done,” Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.

Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said that the Public Works Department (PWD) was working on it.

“There was bumper-to-bumper traffic on Geeta Colony and ITO flyovers. I was stuck in Shakarpur for over an hour,” Shekhar, a commuter, told IANS.

A major portion of Bhairon Marg had also caved in on March 20.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay condemned the failure of the PWD in repairing the road on time.

“Lakhs of people commuting to Delhi from east and north Delhi towards central or south Delhi are facing acute traffic jams today,” Upadhyay said.

“It will be better if Delhi government concentrates on development and maintenance work instead of spending crores on false publicity gimmicks,” the BJP leader said.

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