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How to Create a 26-Lane Traffic Jam in Delhi

An attempt to ease congestion on one of India’s busiest highways has made things much, much worse.
Indian authorities dismantled a 32-lane toll plaza, pictured in this 2008 photo, in hopes of easing traffic congestion.
Indian authorities dismantled a 32-lane toll plaza, pictured in this 2008 photo, in hopes of easing traffic congestion.AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

In the Indian capital of Delhi, traffic is part of life as commuters routinely find themselves snarled in miles-long gridlock. And a series of photos tweeted out by social activist Anil Sood, who’s been protesting the lack of adequate traffic management by local governments, shows just how bad these gridlocks can get.