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Traffic Gridlock

Huge traffic jams were seen in major cities across northern India after traffic signals stopped functioning.

A creaky road and rail network have weighed heavily on India's efforts to industrialize. The government recently scaled back a target to pump $1 trillion into infrastructure over the next five years as it deals with the country’s slowest economic growth in nine years.

Pictured: Traffic jam near Karkadi Mor in East Delhi.

Photo: Parveen Negi | India Today Group | Getty Images