Traffic restrains in the wake of Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and other foreign dignitary’s movement in south Delhi lead to hundreds of commuters being caught in a 5-km-long traffic jam for nearly three hours, a traffic officer said on Sunday. The gridlock, which began from Lajpat Nagar towards Ashram Chowk via DND Expressway, commenced after 3 pm and continued till 6 pm.
The movement of Danish PM and other foreign dignitary was around Ashram Chowk due to which traffic on alternative roads from Maharani Bagh to Lajpat Nagar was also affected.
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"Due to foreign dignitary VVIP-movement near Ashram, the traffic was halted at a stretch from Lajpat Nagar to Ashram Chowk. But the other alternative roads and routes were free for the commuters. Our first priority was to facilitate the VIVIP movement," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Eish Singhal.