Traffic Jam

  • Poor roads lead to traffic jams, force a Patna school to close for three days July 3, 2014

    A school in Patna was forced to shut down for three days after students failed to reach the school due to regular, long hours of traffic jams, officials said on Thursday. Authorities of St Joseph Convent High School in Jethuli on the outskirts of Patna decided to close the school till...
  • Workers, families jam traffic in Ghaziabad June 10, 2014

    Over a hundred families of the employees of an electronics company in Ghaziabad that had declared a lockout in November 2012 staged a sit-in outside the SSP's office on Hapur Road and jammed the traffic. The angered company employees said that the company's promoters had declared an illegal lockout. After the declaration, the...
  • Congress MLA's dharna disrupts traffic in Jamshedpur June 9, 2014

    Road traffic in the Mango area of Jamshedpur was disrupted for over half an hour on Monday after Congress MLA Banna Gupta sat on a dharna in protest against a traffic police officer demanding bribe from drivers. Over 15,000 people under the Mango Notified Area were forced to live without power...
  • Unseasonal rains in Delhi, still more to come, says Met March 11, 2014

    In the past two days, Delhi has seen continuous unexpected rains, leading to heavy traffic jams, bumper to bumper traffic at various roads. ...
  • No respite from potholes as rains lash Bangalore September 19, 2013

    In one month's time, scientists from Bangalore will be sending up a rocket to Mars, but civic authorities in the city have failed to get the technology to asphalt the roads in the city. The roads are marked with tremendous traffic jams as water continues to pile up on the...
  • Heavy rains, waterlogging in Delhi leave commuters stranded during wee hours August 22, 2013

    It was a wet Thursday morning in the capital as parts of the city were lashed by heavy rains, reducing traffic to a crawl. Many commuters were seen stranded on their way to work. The city received a total of 3.7 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am on Wednesday to 8:30...
  • Heavy downpour in Delhi hits traffic, Met predicts rains till Saturday August 16, 2013

    The national capital witnessed heavy rain on Friday morning, with the minimum temperature settling a notch below average for this time of year at 24.5 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast rain till Saturday morning. Rain started at 8 am on Friday, causing peak-hour commuters to get stranded in parts...
  • Rains lash Delhi, NCR again; waterlogging, traffic jams in many areas July 22, 2013

    Heavy rains continued to lash New Delhi and NCR on Monday with waterlogging reported in many areas. The city still remains wary after torrential rain crippled the capital two days ago. ...
  • Heavy rains lash Delhi, NCR again, waterlogging at several places July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Heavy rains continued to lash New Delhi and NCR on Monday with water-logging reported in many areas. Traffic jams have been reported at Nizamudin bridge, Ashram, Mathura road, near Pragati Maidan, Kalindi Kunj, ITO. The city is still recovering from the aftermath of the torrential rain that has crippled...
  • Delhi: A day after rains exposed civic agencies' unpreparedness, blame game begins July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Just two hours of rain were enough to paralyse the National Capital on Saturday. Drain overflowed, roads were flooded, traffic thrown out gear and homes inundated after the national capital received the heaviest rainfall in 10 years. Traffic was thrown aout of gear as people were stuck in jam....
  • Heavy rains pound Delhi, Mumbai, AP, Karnataka July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Heavy rainfall lashed the national capital on Saturday, flooding almost all arterial roads in the city and throwing traffic out of gear. Throughout the city, streets were flooded as drains overflowed and rain beat down with intensity. Heavy showers continued for the second day in Mumbai. Vehicular movement across...
  • Meet Anita Lobo, Mumbai's only woman volunteer traffic warden May 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Anita Lobo, Mumbai's only female traffic warden, has been a familiar sight on city streets for the past 15 years. It is a position she has taken up voluntarily for no remuneration. Lobo has been appointed by the Mumbai Police to bolster its ranks, though not on its rolls. Come...
  • Gurgaon: Mock earthquake drill likely to hit traffic February 7, 2013

    Gurgaon: A mock earthquake rescue drill will be held in Gurgaon, including on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, on Thursday and will affect traffic, an official said on Wednesday. The mock drill will affect the flow of traffic on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, causing long jams for a few hours, the official said on...
  • Delhi: Heavy 3-hour rain causes jams, waterlogging August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The national capital on Tuesday witnessed severe traffic jams and water logging after parts of the city received as much as 42 mm of rain in just three hours, the highest for the year. As a result of the downpour, there were massive traffic jams in key arterial roads. Meanwhile,...
  • Season's heaviest rain halts Delhi August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The season's heaviest downpour in the national capital on Tuesday morning left thousands stranded for hours in traffic jams as many parts of the city were waterlogged. The Met office has forecast more showers. The city received 54.5 mm of rain till 8.30 am, the season's highest so far,...
  • London traffic struggles in Olympic rush July 17, 2012

    Utter chaos prevailed on the streets of London as athletes and visitors started to arrive for the upcoming Olympics. ...
  • 'Hate Story' director to make political films June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: After directing the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', Vivek Agnihotri is now making two films on socio-political issues. First to release will be his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' on the Naxal issue, starring Anupam Kher. The other film is a political thriller 'Freedom' with R Madhavan in...
  • LA avoids feared 'Carmageddon' traffic jam July 17, 2011

    Los Angeles: Southern Californians were making the ultimate sacrifice on Saturday to avoid the dreaded 'Carmageddon' - leaving their cars in the garage. Unusually light traffic flowed freely through the nation's second-largest city despite fears of epic traffic jams spawned by the 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of...
  • 'Carmageddon': Los Angeles freeway shuts down July 16, 2011

    Los Angeles: A 10-mile stretch of one of the nation's busiest freeways has turned into a virtual ghost road. Ramps to the normally clogged Interstate 405 began shutting down on Friday evening before the entire roadway was closed at midnight, setting the stage for a 53-hour construction project that will...
  • Pallavi Joshi all set for her comeback April 4, 2011

    Actress Pallavi Joshi, who was last seen in Marathi film Rita in 2009, is ready for her comeback with her husband's directorial venture. She says she missed being an actor and was extremely nervous while shooting for Buddha in a Traffic Jam. "I benefited in more ways than one by doing...
  • ISB students get into reel business March 21, 2011

    New Delhi: 'Buddha in a traffic jam' is an unlikely title for a film but what's even more interesting are its producers. The film is being produced by a group of students from Hyderbad's Indian School of business and is being shot in the campus itself. Film making is like any other...
  • Vivek Agnihotri's next called 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' March 17, 2011

    Director Vivek Agnihotri has finally decided upon the title for his third directorial venture. The film will be called Buddha in a Traffic Jam and he says he is reinventing himself with the movie. Veteran actor Anupam Kher has a prominent role in the film, which is being co-produced by Agnihotri...
  • Prime Minister's security claims life again? December 20, 2010

    New Delhi: A man allegedly died of a heart attack after being stuck in traffic in the national Capital. His family says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s convoy delayed his reaching hospital at Rajghat. Security for politicians claimed another life in the National Capital. The victim, Anil Jain's family has blamed the...
  • Smooth ride for Delhiites on Day 1 of CWG lanes September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Monday was the first day of exclusive Commonwealth Games lanes, but Delhiites bracing for the worst had a surprisingly decent ride with no major traffic jams. Delhiites woke up to a Monday morning getting the first taste of restrictions on the streets ahead of the Commonwealth Games. First day...
  • Rains bring Bangalore to a halt; kill 17 in J&K September 25, 2010

    Bangalore/Rajouri: A heavy downpour brought life to a standstill in Bangalore on Friday and claimed the lives of 17 people at Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. Massive traffic jams and waterlogging was reported in various parts of Bangalore, which just can’t handle the heavy rains. The infrastructure is pathetic and the...
  • Rains cause Yamuna to cross the danger mark August 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Incessant rains since early Saturday morning continue to wreck havoc in Delhi. Threat of a flood looms large along Yamuna as the overnight rains have caused the river to rise above the danger mark of 204 metres after 2 lakh cusecs of water was released from Hathnikund barrage...
  • Delhi faces waterlogging, traffic jams after rains August 19, 2010

    The capital was yet again waterlogged on Thursday following heavy rains. Most people struggled to get to work on time and as office hour came to an end, it looked like another mad rush. Waterlogging has been reported from many roads in the capital. Commonwealth Games stadia including the Nehru...
  • Heavy rains lash Delhi, results in water logging August 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed Delhi and surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon leading to water logging and traffic snarls in many places. Traffic was slow in many places in south Delhi from Kalkaji to Okhla. Water logging was reported from Mathura Road and near Talkakora Stadium. The debris laying around many...
  • B'loreans switch to bus to beat traffic woes August 5, 2010

    More and more residents of Bangalore now travelling to office by bus on fourth day of every month. ...
  • Debris causing waterlogging: Delhi CM July 14, 2010

    Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says all of the construction debris lying in the city will be removed by August 10. ...