Is this the biggest traffic jam ever? Extraordinary 26-lane gridlock photographed

Attempt to tackle rush hour bottleneck outside the Indian capital appears to have made the situation worse

Alexander Sehmer
Thursday 10 September 2015 21:39 BST
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Be thankful your commute doesn't look like this.

Thousands of exasperated Indian motorists found themselves stranded in a 26-lane traffic jam outside the capital New Delhi this week.

Images of the rush hour nightmare were tweeted by Anil Sood, who captioned them: "Corruption, inefficiency, robbery, fleecing of Commuters colossal national waste of precious FE man hours".

Moves to tackle conjestion on the road between New Delhi and Gurgaon have apparently been unsuccessful

The gridlock on the main road between New Delhi and Gurgaon appears to be a regular occurrance.

The tailbacks are apparently the result of local officials attempting to tackle traffic snarl-ups between the capital and Gurgaon by removing a toll station.

But the move appears to have only made the situation worse.

A report by The Times of India said the hold-ups have led to a "blame game" between local traffic police and officials from India's National Highways Authority that has left motorists "stuck in the middle".

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