India, May 16 -- Delhi's roads are saturated with traffic and carrying vehicular load beyond their capacity, the Delhi Traffic Police said Tuesday in an affidavit before the Delhi High Court.

The affidavit was submitted in a case filed by the Citizens' Alliance, a group of residents from Alaknanda, Greater Kailash-II and C R Park, before the Delhi High Court, opposing the construction of a mall on a 3.7-acre plot located in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in south Delhi's Alaknanda.

"The traffic volume plying on both Outer Ring Road and Guru Ravi Dass Marg is already oversaturated and beyond the designed carrying capacity of these roads," the affidavit read.

The Delhi Economic Survey (2017-18) shows that Delhi has 556 vehicle...