Bharat Bandh: Delhi-Gurugram Border Witnesses 1.5 Km Traffic Jam

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Amid the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM)-called Bharat Bandh on Monday, the Delhi-Gurugram border saw a massive 1.5 km traffic jam in the morning, reports India Today.

The Delhi Police had put barriers at the border to keep a vigil on the farmers entering the national capital. A heavy presence of security personnel was seen at the Delhi-Gurugram border.

Apart from the central forces, the Delhi Police and the Gurugram Police personnel have barricaded the border. Due to this only two lanes from Jaipur towards Delhi were opened for commuters entering Delhi. The traffic movement on the National Highway-48 was slow and the vehicles were moving bumper to bumper.

The officials of the Gurugram traffic control room said that the traffic movement on the expressway was slow due to the barricades erected by the Delhi Police on the Delhi-Gurugram border and near the Rajokri flyover.

"We have made all arrangements to tackle the protest call given by farmer organisations.

"Police will keep updating people about the traffic situation in Gurugram through the official social media handles," said Subhash Boken, spokesperson of the Gurugram Police, adding that while regular traffic can pass, checks are likely to slow it down or lead to jams. More than 1,000 police forces including senior officers have been deployed at all border points," he said.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions, called for a 'Bharat Bandh' on Monday to mark one year of farm laws passed by the Union Government.

“It was on September 27, 2020 that President Shri Ram Nath Kovind assented to and brought into force the three anti-farmer black laws last year. There will be a total Bharat Bandh observed around the country from 6 am to 4 pm," the SKM said in its statement.

With IANS Inputs

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