Delhi Police issues traffic advisory in wake of Jat agitation in national capital

19 March 2017, 01:33 PM
Representational Image of traffic in Delhi- file photo
Representational Image of traffic in Delhi- file photo

Ahead of a strong Jat Aarakshan protest planned in National Capital on Monday, Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory in which many routes will be completely closed for traffic from 8 PM on Sunday.

Roads like Kamal Ataturk Marg, Safdarjung Road, Kautilya Marg, Kautilaya T Point Near Bihar Bhawan, route from Teen Murti to Gole Methi roundabout and Zakir Hussain Road for the commuters coming from Nizamuddin to India Gate will be closed from 8pm onwards. 

Other routes between Ring Road and San Martin Marg, Amrita Shergill from Lodhi Road, Max Mueller Mag from Lodhi Road, Arch Bishop Macarious from Lodhi Road and all lanes leading to Panchkuia road except Mandir Marg, RK Ashram Marg and Hospital Road will be closed from 11pm onwards.

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Further, The Delhi Police has also decided to impose prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 across the national capital and put a strict vigil in Lutyens' Delhi on Monday to prevent protesters.

The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), which is spearheading the agitation demanding reservations in education and government jobs, has given a call for a march to the national capital to gherao Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border blocking all highways to press for its demands. 

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The Delhi Police also advised students and those appearing in various entrance examinations to start before time so that they do not get stuck owing to heavy checking and blockades. 

A three-tier security cover will be in place with 110 companies of external force assisting Delhi Police in maintaining vigil.

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First Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 08:50 AM
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