Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry and his convoy were stuck in massive traffic near Satya Marg on Monday evening due to waterlogging caused by heavy rains while on his way to the hotel from the IGI airport.
The incident came to light after a journalist who was travelling with him tweeted about being stuck in traffic:
John Kerry stuck in traffic like everyone else on wet New Delhi night. pic.twitter.com/HiQD8lQlFs— Nicholas Wadhams (@nwadhams) August 29, 2016
Kerry’s drive from the airport took two hours. More rain forecast for tomorrow!— Nicholas Wadhams (@nwadhams) August 29, 2016
Kerry, who arrived to participate in the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, was heading to a hotel in Chanakyapuri in south Delhi when it was stuck in the traffic jam near Satya Marg today, an official said.
Senior Delhi Police and traffic officials declined to share details of the incident claiming it was a “security matter”.
However, Delhi Police officials told the Times of India that he wasn’t stuck in traffic. But they said other Delhi residents might have been stuck as traffic was halted to let the US secretary of state through.
Here’s how some reacted to the incident:
Sorry @JohnKerry misery loves company. You have our sympathies being stuck in Delhi traffic, but we r also kinda glad it’s such a leveller— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) August 29, 2016
John Kerry starts his India visit by getting stuck in traffic thanks to water logging https://t.co/z5FsNev7yU hahahaa!! Be a Roman in Rome!— Karthik (@karaikudy) August 30, 2016
Waiting for @ArvindKejriwal to tweet, John Kerry stuck in Delhi Traffic Jam because Modiji hume kaam nahi karne de rahey.— Panun Kashmir (@WandererSS6) August 29, 2016
Live pic of PM flying over Delhi-Gurgaon to rescue US Secretary of State John Kerry stuck in waterlogged traffic : pic.twitter.com/MG83IqIjYz— $ri $ri Aditya Magal (@jhunjhunwala) August 29, 2016