Traffic motion into town slowed down on the Delhi to Gurugram carriageway of the expressway on Wednesday night, because the police intensified checking of commuters forward of the ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest march name given by farmers for Thursday and Friday.
The traffic jam began round 3.30pm and was resolved solely round 6.30pm, stated Gurugram cops. Movement of automobiles at different borders factors with Delhi, nevertheless, remained clean.
Ashtha Modi, the deputy commissioner of police (headquarters), stated, “There was a jam at the border on the Delhi to Gurugram side of the expressway and we coordinated with the Delhi Police to streamline vehicular movement.”
Commuters travelling from Delhi to Gurugram on Wednesday night additionally stated that they confronted a protracted wait to enter town.
Amitabh Singh, an govt working with a multinational electrical firm, stated it took him half an hour to journey from Mahipalpur in Delhi to Cyber City as he was stopped twice by the Delhi Police. “I had no idea that entering Gurugram is a problem. No advisory was issued on any social media platform. It was said that going to Delhi will be an issue,” he stated.
However, officers of the Delhi Police denied that there was a jam on the expressway.
Ingit Pratap Singh, the deputy commissioner of police (south-west), Delhi Police, stated that pickets have been set up on each carriageways on the Rajokri border, close to the defunct Sirhaul toll plaza. “The checks were mainly of vehicles entering Delhi, to ensure that protesting farmers do not enter the capital. The picket on the carriageway leading to Gurugram was just set up to check criminal elements, but the checking was not as intense as on the other carriageway, where vehicles were entering Delhi.”
Another deputy commissioner of Delhi Police, of a district that has a border in its jurisdiction, stated that they’re preserving a watch on massive automobiles coming into town. “If people are coming in mass in a vehicle, they are being stopped and their identities ascertained. If they are not travelling with families, they are being stopped and checked,” stated the DCP, who didn’t need to be recognized.
The Gurugram Police has deployed 900 personnel on the 13 borders connecting town with Delhi, Rajasthan, Nuh, Rewari, Sohna and Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway. The police stated they’ve set up 123 barricades in these areas and strict directions have been given to test all of the automobiles.
The police stated they might test all automobiles and commuters’ identification playing cards to guarantee farmers don’t cross the border. Also, strict checking to guarantee nobody is transferring with no face masks and are adhering to guidelines and regulation of Covid-19 tips will likely be in place, they stated. If there’s multiple particular person in a automobile, a masks is be obligatory and police groups will effective violators on the spot, stated officers.
Modi stated that the groups have been deployed round 4pm on the Sirhaul border. “The traffic movement slowed down due to the checking and people should avoid travelling to Delhi unnecessarily on these two days,” she stated.
The state authorities had issued a complete journey advisory on Tuesday that talked about that commuters are probably to face congestion on the borders connecting to Delhi. Police groups have been instructed not to permit any tractor-trolley or heavy automobiles ferrying farmers.
The police stated that each one massive automobiles will likely be checked on Thursday and Friday. However, farmers marching to Delhi to press the Central authorities to scrap the farm legal guidelines alleged that they might block the roads main to Delhi if they don’t seem to be allowed to enter the capital.
Nikita Gehlot, the deputy commissioner of police (Manesar), stated that the first goal of the preparations is to preserve legislation and order to stop any violence. The directions in drive due to the Covid-19 pandemic state of affairs have additionally been saved in thoughts. “We have received secret information that a large number of protesters are likely to enter Gurugram from different stretches, including KMP Expressway, to reach Delhi. We have intensified night patrolling in all the suspected areas,” she stated.
Gehlot stated they’ve ready a technique to divert traffic if congestion is reported on Thursday and Friday. “During checking on Wednesday, it was observed that people were moving in groups, just to check the ground situation after hearing of strict checking at the borders. We have informed people through social media and other media about these arrangements in advance so that they can plan and modify their journey accordingly, to avoid any inconvenience,” she stated.
(with inputs from Shiv Sunny)