Three Months In, Common Citizens Continue To Face Road Connectivity Problems Due To Farmers’ Protests

Swarajya Staff

Feb 22, 2021, 05:59 PM | Updated 05:59 PM IST

Punjab farmers protesting at Delhi border.
Punjab farmers protesting at Delhi border.

The ongoing farmers’ protests have nearly completed three months and common citizens continue to face major connectivity issues around the borders of the national capital, ANI reports.

The dissidents have still blocked the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri bordrs, which has compelled the police to divert vehicles and cause traffic congestion in certain parts of the city amidst peak hours.

For example, the Ghazipur-Ghaziabad border (UP Gate) is totally shut down due to the current outcry. Consequently, the six lanes of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, NH-24, NH-9 are closed down too.

Hence, the vehicles travelling to Delhi from Ghaziabad have had to redirected to substitutes routes such as Surya Nagar, Anand Vihar, Apsara, Bhopra, Chilla, Kondli, Loni, DND, New Ashok Nagar and Kalindi Nagar.

“No traffic is being allowed on Delhi-Meerut Expressway as farmers are continuing their protest. Chilla border between Noida and Delhi is open on both sides,” one of the traffic police personnel was quoted in the report. Apparently, the Auchandi border is open merely during the peak hours in the morning and evening. Otherwise, the Safiabad, Lampur, Singhu school and Palla toll tax borders have been kept open for traffic.

Commuters have been advised to travel through different routes as the GT Karnal Road, Outer Ring Road and NH-44 paths are slated to be quite busy.

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