Traffic Congestion at Border Checkpoints:
Heavy traffic congestion was observed at the Delhi borders with Gurugram and Noida as police set up concrete barricades to inspect vehicles entering the national capital.
Particularly, a traffic jam of over 1 km lengthened on the Delhi-Meerut highway at the Gazipur border, with vehicles queued up along the route.
Enhanced Security Measures:
Stringent security measures were enforced at Delhi’s borders and across the National Capital Region (NCR) in anticipation of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest organized by farmers.
Commuters were advised to expect traffic disruptions, especially during early morning hours, due to diversions and increased police presence at key locations and critical establishments.
Heavy Traffic in City Areas:
Heavy traffic was reported from various parts of Delhi on Monday morning, particularly in outer, north-west, and central Delhi.
Roads between Ghazipur and Anand Vihar experienced congestion, while vehicular movement remained sluggish at the Singhu border amid restrictions.
Traffic Diversions and Deployment:
Police implemented diversions for both commercial and private vehicles around Delhi borders in anticipation of the farmers’ protest.
Over 1,500 traffic police personnel were deployed at the three borders to manage traffic and prevent congestion.
Elaborate Arrangements by Authorities:
Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Chinmoy Biswal, stated that comprehensive arrangements were made within the city to manage traffic effectively.
Delhi Traffic Police received numerous queries on social media platforms regarding alternative routes and traffic advisories.
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