Hundreds of commuters on the Delhi-Jaipur route remained stuck on National Highway 8 after heavy rain left the Hero Honda Chowk here inundated, officials said on Friday.
As NH 8 remained cut off, traffic moving towards Rajasthan and Maharashtra was stuck on the city roads and state highways throughout Thursday night.
Around 1 a.m. on Friday, the water level started rising. The scared and stranded people pulled down a part of the divider on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway to escape.
It would take few more hours to restore the traffic, officials said.
People demanded action against officials responsible for the situation.
The traffic situation in the city is expected to remain critical on Friday.