Delhi’s roads have been in chaos for over a week as drivers, commuters and locals have converged on the city to demand that they be allowed to get around the capital safely.
As traffic jams across the country continue to worsen and Delhi’s economy is facing its worst downturn in decades, the traffic situation in the city has also deteriorated dramatically.
The city’s traffic has gone up almost 50 per cent over the past two weeks, with drivers clogging the roads, causing major jams on major roads, with more than 1,300 deaths recorded.
In a bid to curb the traffic chaos, the city government on Monday announced a plan to make the traffic jams safer by putting a cap on the number of vehicles that can be allowed on major arterial roads.
This is the second such proposal that has been made in the past few weeks.
Last week, the government also decided to raise the limit of cars allowed on roads, to 300 vehicles.