The areas, which saw severe traffic congestion, include the Noida Link Road, the NH 24 carriageway towards Nizamuddin, Ashram Chowk, the Ring Road stretch from the Bhairon Marg intersection to the mouth of the DND Flyway, around India Gate and Mandi House, a traffic official said.

The traffic near Nizamuddin khatta was diverted to Ashram Chowk, which worsened the condition of the already clogged intersection. Traffic snarls were also reported near ITO and Kashmere Gate ISBT after the evening showers, the official added.

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By evening, the Delhi Traffic Police helpline number was bombarded with calls. Delhi Traffic Police had deployed around 4,000 personnel on field in view of the World Culture Festival and over 20,000 marriages scheduled yesterday.

"We deployed the maximum force to ensure smooth flow of traffic," Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said.

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