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    Numerous Weddings Cause Traffic Jams in New Delhi, India


    by NTDTelevision

    It was a frustrating day for motorists on New Delhi's busy streets. The backup wasn't caused by car accidents or construction, but by couples tying the knot.

    Weddings in New Delhi caused huge traffic jams on Sunday. But commuters weren’t in the mood to celebrate being left stranded for hours on city streets.

    Wedding halls across the city remained packed on Akshaya Tritiya, an auspicious day on the Hindu calendar.

    [Sushil Kumar, Commuter]: (gender unknown, Hindi)
    "These 'Baraatis' have annoyed commuters. They have literally blocked the road. I have been waiting here nearly an hour for the road to clear."

    The roads remained blocked as marriage processions from the groom's side of one wedding prevented vehicles from moving.

    People in the procession danced to the tunes of popular Hindi music and drums in the middle of the road.