The series of inaugurations by the Chief Minister on Friday proved to be a bane for motorists in the city.

The ‘bandobast’ made for the Chief Minister’s programme resulted in protracted traffic jams at key junctions like Punjagutta, Lakdikapul, Khairatabad and surrounding areas.

While Mr. Reddy was scheduled to start his programme at 11 a.m., the police personnel started regulating traffic from 7.30 a.m. itself, resulting in severe discomfort to the public who were caught unawares. As the Chief Minister’s movement was scheduled at key junctions that too during peak hours, traffic jams extended to most thoroughfares in the city leaving the motorists in a quandary.