Unusually heavy traffic was seen at a number of locations within the nationwide capital publish 8.30 pm on Tuesday as folks scrambled to get home before the night curfew started at 10 pm. Many who have been caught off guard by the federal government’s night curfew announcement and tried to get e-passes complained that web sites of each the Delhi authorities and police have been choked on account of heavy traffic.
“I tried for several hours to get an e-pass but the sites had crashed. I started early to get home in time for the curfew but the traffic was unusually heavy today,” a commuter mentioned.
Stuck in traffic, some commuters took to Twitter to share their ordeal.
“There is massive traffic congestion at the Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Ghazipur,” a commuter tweeted.
Another mentioned there was heavy traffic on the Delhi-Ghaziabad elevated freeway.
Sachin Singh, who works with a Noida-based personal organisation, mentioned, “There was heavy traffic near Ghazipur on Tuesday evening when I was returning home from office. I managed to reach my place by taking a shortcut.”
In view of rising COVID-19 circumstances in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities on Tuesday imposed a seven-hour night curfew, from 10 pm to five am, with speedy impact. The curfew will proceed until April 30.
Those exempted from the curfew embrace pregnant ladies; sufferers; these travelling to and from airports, railway stations, state bus terminus on exhibiting tickets; officers associated to the functioning of workplaces of diplomats; and people holding any constitutional publish on the manufacturing of legitimate identification card.
Central and Delhi authorities officers concerned in emergency companies such as well being and household welfare and all associated medical institutions, police, prisons, home guards, civil defence, hearth and emergency companies are additionally exempted.
Officials of district administration, pay and accounts workplace, electrical energy, water and sanitation, public transport, catastrophe administration and associated companies, NIC, NCC and municipal companies, and all different important companies may even be exempted from the night curfew on the manufacturing of a sound identification card.
People travelling throughout curfew hours for COVID-19 vaccination would require a mushy or arduous copy of an e-pass which might be obtained from the web site www.delhi.gov.in.