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Delhi Assembly proceedings delayed as speaker gets stuck in traffic jam

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of the Assembly were delayed by around 20 minutes as was stuck in traffic jams in the city.

Goel was commuting to the Assembly from his constituency to attend that were scheduled to begin at 2 pm, but it started at 2.20 pm.

In the House, he said, "I got late due to traffic jam."

Sources said that Goel's vehicle was stuck in traffic jams in Shastri Park, Seelam Pur and other places.

According to police, there were traffic jams due to movement of Kanwarias.

"Traffic will remain heavy until tomorrow. Over 350 traffic personnel have been deployed to avoid congestion caused due to Kanwariyas.

"We have segregated the road for them as a precautionary measure to avoid congestion," a said.

Few minutes after reaching the Assembly, Goel adjourned House proceedings for the day as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi who passed away yesterday.

In March this year, legislators had raised the issue of "worsening" traffic situation after several MLAs and the had reached the Assembly late due to traffic jams.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:05 IST