4-hour ordeal for commuters

4-hour ordeal for commuters

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 6

A protest staged by residents of Hallo Majra at the nearby light point led to long traffic jams on the Chandigarh-Ambala road in the city. The traffic mess could be contained after almost four hours.

The traffic heading towards Zirakpur was diverted towards the Transport light point at Tribune Chowk and towards Industrial Area, Phase-I, from the Poultry Farm chowk. Similarly, the traffic heading from Panchkula towards the Hallo Majra light point had to take a U-turn and head towards Mauli Jagran to take the Housing Board light point route to Chandigarh.

As the traffic spilled on to the alternative routes, it led to long jams there as well.

Raman, a resident of Zirakpur, who was heading towards Chandigarh, said there was a long queue of vehicles. Commuters had to take a U-turn at the Hallo Majra light point and take the Makhan Majra-Mauli Jagran route to reach their destinations in Chandigarh and further. “I had to drive towards Housing Board light point. It took me two hours to reach Sector 29,” he added.

Similarly, commuters heading towards Zirakpur were at the receiving end. They had to take long alternative routes to reach their destinations.

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