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Major traffic snarls in Delhi amid planned CAA protests

Major traffic snarls in Delhi amid planned CAA protests

| @indiablooms | 19 Dec 2019, 06:29 am

Delhi/IBNS: Major traffic snarls gripped the city after Delhi Police barricaded roads in several places and imposed traffic restrictions in several places across the city while section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in areas near Red Fort to prevent large gathering as the administration prepared to deal with another day of Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) protests which had earlier turned violent, media reported.

Police have said they will not allow demonstrations and several agitators who had been gathering near Red Fort in central Delhi were arrested.

Gurugram Police has sealed Delhi-Gurugramborder has been sealed at NH-48, MG road and Old Delhi-Gurugram. People have been advised to avoid travel to Delhi unless essential.

Long trails of stranded vehicles were seen on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway highway due to police barricading.

Cops have said they are checking every car entering the city, which has slowed traffic movement in Delhi-Gurugram border.

Mathura Road-Kalindi Kunj route has been closed for traffic movement, police said and asked people coming from Noida to enter Delhi via DND Flyway or the Akshardham road. 

Delhi Metro remained partially out of operations in many places with the authorities shutting down the entry and exit gates of the Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh, Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Central Secretariat and Munirka stations, NDTV reported.

Airlines have asked their travellers to make it to the airport well ahead of time.


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