Celebration of Dhanteras
Dhanteras traffic snarls choke parts of Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Parts of the city witnessed heavy traffic jams as revellers came out in droves to shop on the occasion of Dhanteras celebrated Friday while many others visited friends and family to exchange gifts ahead of Diwali on Sunday.Traditionally, buying gold and other precious metals like silver and even steel utensils on Dhanteras is considered to be auspicious. Hence, the capitals popular markets saw the maximum rush.Serpentine queues of vehicles could be seen in and around the Lajpat Nagar Central Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Khan Market, Chandi Chowk, Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Rajouri Garden and Pitampura markets.As a result, the traffic spilled on to major intersections, further adding to the stress and tensions of motorists. Places like Bhogal, Ashram, Tughlakabad, Okhla and parts of the Ring Road near the All India Institute of Medical Sciences were the most affected, said the Delhi Traffic Police.