Shillong, April 01: Heavy early morning traffic jam was noticed in Polo on Monday and long queues of vehicles could be seen on both sides of the road.
Schoolchildren and office-goers have a tough time as their vehicles remain stranded in a jam.
Some children had reached school late due to the jam and few went back home.
According to eyewitness, the jam compounded as people started driving wrong sides to reach school or office early.
“It was a chaos. Today it was different with children getting struck in jams for more than ninety minutes,” said a parent.
The main reason behind the jam is due to the absence of traffic police personnel,” said a parent, who requested not to be named.
Another parent added that there are no traffic police personnel deployed on the busy road from Polo market towards JN Complex to manage the flow of traffic.
The traffic congestion is the biggest problem in the small city like Shillong in the absence of proper management, which traffic police personnel said that they are finding it hard to deal with the situation.