Bharat Bandh: Traffic Snarls Across Delhi-NCR; Gurugram Border Chokes
Regular vehicular movement resumed in the national capital later in the day, as per the Delhi Traffic Police.
A massive traffic jam choked the Delhi-Gurugram border on Monday, 27 September, as farmers across the country observed a Bharat Bandh. Snarls were also observed around the Red Fort area, Delhi-Noida direct flyway, and the Ghazipur border.
Vehicular movement around the Gurugram border was hampered by the barricades put up on National Highway 48, which witnessed a heavy deployment of security personnel.
The Delhi police and the Gurugram police had reportedly barricaded the inter-state border and the nearby Rajokri flyover, and only two lanes on the Jaipur-Delhi route had remained open for commuters.
Here are some visuals from the traffic snarl at the Delhi-Gurugram border.
Traffic jams were also observed elsewhere in the NCR.
"In view of Bharath Bandh, we barricaded the Rajokri border (Delhi-Gurugram) which resulted in a traffic jam at this section. Now, the situation is normal and traffic is smooth as we loosened the barricades," Ingit Pratap Singh, DCP, South West, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Regular vehicular movement resumed in most parts of the national capital later in the day, as per the Delhi Traffic Police.
Farmers on Monday had observed a Bharat Bandh as they continue to protest against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Union government. The bandh began at 6 am and continued till 4 pm.
Hundreds of farmers had blocked major highways, including National Highway 1 which connects Delhi with parts of Haryana and Punjab, following a nationwide call by farmers' unions to demand the scrapping of agricultural laws.
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