Massive Traffic Jam Chokes Guwahati
GUWAHATI: For a city with a heavy density of vehicles, Guwahati reported an unusual city wide traffic jam on Sunday, March 1.
People reported being stuck in traffic for several hours across town. Residents and commuters from Beltola, Khanapara, Six Mile, Supermarket in particular reported heavy traffic jam in their locality.
A few victims of the jam blasted the adminstration for poorly managing the traffic on a weekend. Guwahatians who went out seeking a comfortable weekend had a harrowing day.
Raj Hazarika, a resident of Six Mile area said, "I went out with my family to the outskirts considering the weekend, but when I entered the city, it was hell. I was stuck in Six Mile for almost an hour."
Another Abhijit Das (name changed to withhold identity) said, "I was at work towards Jayanagar, but it took me almost 1½ hours to come back to my residence in Zoo Road because of the traffic. What a waste of a weekend."
Speaking to G Plus D.C.P. (Traffic) Guwahati, Ranjan Bhuyan said, "Because of the marathon the traffic jam occurred till the entire stretch of GS Road to Last Gate."
"We have deployed extra traffic police for commuters to travel smoothly and as per current report the traffic has eased", he added.