Thousands of commuters heading towards Delhi from Noida on Tuesday faced heavy traffic jam on Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway after a car suddenly caught fire on it, police said.

An over three-km-long jam started around 9 pm when an I-10 car driven by Delhi resident caught fire and authorities took time to douse the blazes and clear the traffic.

“No one was injured in the incident but it led to heavy jam on the DND stretch,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Garima Bhatnagar told IANS.

Motorists headed towards Delhi then started driving in the opposite lane as well, restricting traffic heading towards Noida and making the jam worse.