Happy New Year: Traffic, revellers choke heart of New Delhi

Thu Jan 02 2014, 16:21 hrs
724: Motorists booked on December 31  On New Year’s Eve, traffic police deployed 70 teams, armed with breathalyzers to check drunken driving. Special pickets were also set up to check stunts on motorcycles and reckless driving. “A total of 724 motorists were prosecuted for committing various violations,” Additional Commissioner of police (traffic) Anil Shukla said. (IE Photo)
724: Motorists booked on December 31

On New Year’s Eve, traffic police deployed 70 teams, armed with breathalyzers to check drunken driving. Special pickets were also set up to check stunts on motorcycles and reckless driving. “A total of 724 motorists were prosecuted for committing various violations,” Additional Commissioner of police (traffic) Anil Shukla said. (IE Photo)

5,000: People gathered at India Gate on January 1  Traffic moved at a snail's pace in the heart of the city on Wednesday evening as thousands of people thronged India Gate, Rajpath and Connaught Place to celebrate New Year. According to police, more than 15,000 people gathered at Raj Ghat and over 5,000 at India Gate.  (IE Photo)
5,000: People gathered at India Gate on January 1

Traffic moved at a snail's pace in the heart of the city on Wednesday evening as thousands of people thronged India Gate, Rajpath and Connaught Place to celebrate New Year. According to police, more than 15,000 people gathered at Raj Ghat and over 5,000 at India Gate. (IE Photo)

15,000: People gathered at Raj Ghat on New Year  Traffic movement around religious institutions, including gurdwaras and temples, was also heavy as many went to offer prayers. "Traffic around Rakabganj gurdwara, Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir was very heavy. Since there is a lack of parking space in the area, it added to the chaos," a senior police officer said. (IE Photo)
15,000: People gathered at Raj Ghat on New Year

Traffic movement around religious institutions, including gurdwaras and temples, was also heavy as many went to offer prayers. "Traffic around Rakabganj gurdwara, Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir was very heavy. Since there is a lack of parking space in the area, it added to the chaos," a senior police officer said. (IE Photo)

67: Booked for dangerous driving  The worst hit stretches were Ashoka Road, Shahjahan Road, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, ITO, C Hexagon, Subramanian Bharti Marg, Barakhamba Road, among others. Traffic chaos on these stretches also had a spiralling effect on Daryaganj, Mayur Vihar and route towards Ghaziabad, police said.  (IE Photo)
67: Booked for dangerous driving

The worst hit stretches were Ashoka Road, Shahjahan Road, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, ITO, C Hexagon, Subramanian Bharti Marg, Barakhamba Road, among others. Traffic chaos on these stretches also had a spiralling effect on Daryaganj, Mayur Vihar and route towards Ghaziabad, police said. (IE Photo)

532: Booked for drink driving  "Traffic was very heavy around the C Hexagon as more than 20,000 people were present in the area. Pedestrians crossing the roads also slowed down traffic. More than 100 traffic officers were on duty in the entire New Delhi area," he said. (IE Photo)
532: Booked for drink driving

"Traffic was very heavy around the C Hexagon as more than 20,000 people were present in the area. Pedestrians crossing the roads also slowed down traffic. More than 100 traffic officers were on duty in the entire New Delhi area," he said. (IE Photo)

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