Failure of authorities to put in place measures for traffic regulation in evenings caused traffic jams in the city-centre.
Commuters faced a tough time as traffic cops disappear from roads during evening hours during relaxation in shutdown.
City centre areas including Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, Jahangir Chowk, Dalgate and its adjacent areas witnessed traffic jams.
"It took me almost 45 minutes to travel from Regal Chowk to Jahangir Chowk. Not a single traffic cop was present to regulate the traffic," said a commuter Tanvir Ahmad.
Commuters complained that wrong parking in evening hours is worsening the situation. "Scores of private cars are parked on roadsides. Footpaths are occupied by street vendors. There is no space for pedestrians to even walk.," said a commuter at Maharaja Bazar.