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Bharat Bandh: Traffic movement hit in Delhi and neighbouring states

27/09/2021 at 1:42 PM

New Delhi, Sept 27: Traffic movement was hit in Delhi and neighbouring states on Monday as farmers blocked roads and national highways as part of a Bharat Bandh.

Delhi Traffic Police closed vehicular movement on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border for both carriageways. The Delhi Noida Direct (DND) flyway also witnessed massive traffic congestion.

Vehicles entering the national capital were being checked by Delhi Police and paramilitary jawans following which massive traffic snarl was seen at Gurugram-Delhi border.

Delhi Traffic Police issued a traffic alert on Twitter urging people to avoid Delhi to Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border stretch.

“Gazipur border is closed for traffic from both sides due to farmers’ protests via NH 9 and NH 24. Commuters wishing to commute to and from UP may use DND, Vikas Marg, Signature bridge, Wazirabad road etc. The traffic of NH 24 and NH 9 are diverted on Road no 56 to take Maharajpur border, Apsara and Bhopura borders for UP,” the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a coalition of farmers’ unions, has called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh today to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws.

The bandh has garnered support from more than 500 farmer organizations, 15 trade unions, political parties, six state governments and varied sections of society.

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