Mumbai (AFP) -Veteran Indian activist Anna Hazare began a fresh anti-corruption hunger strike Tuesday after a procession through Mumbai's chronically-crowded streets that owed more to traffic jams than triumph.

The 74-year-old was greeted with rousing cheers despite arriving more than two hours behind schedule at the recreation ground where he will hold his three-day fast. During the day, the crowd swelled to around 10,000, smaller than the numbers Hazare attracted for a 12-day fast in New Delhi.