Devotees observing over 38-hour fast. They stood in knee-deep water and prayed for the well-being and prosperity of their families. The observances today as part of the four-day festival saw people offering prayers at more than 50 major sites across the national capital.

Thousands of devotees thronged to Soor Ghat, Geeta Ghat near ISBT, Purvi Ghat, Hathi Ghat, Kudesiya Ghat, Shyam Ghat, Yamuna Ghat and Kalindi Kunj Ghat, among others, to take part in the Chhath ceremonies.

Delhi government and municipal corporations had worked in tandem to ready the river banks including making safety arrangements for people thronging the ghats. Makeshift pandals, sandbanks, floodlights and barricades were put up across the ghats' premises.

Meanwhile, traffic congestion was reported in several parts of Delhi including like ITO, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, outer ring road, Dabri Marg in South East Delhi, among others. Delhi Police also used helicopter to monitor the traffic situation around ghats.

The age-old tradition, which pays obeisance to the sun god, is observed mainly by people from Bihar and eastern UP.

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