Security checks cause traffic snarls on Delhi-Gurugram border

Heavy security was also deployed by the Haryana police to thwart the advancement of the protesting farmers to the national capital

Security checks cause traffic snarls on Delhi-Gurugram border

Big traffic jam due to police barricading and checking to stop farmers coming to Delhi, at Gurugram-Delhi border in Gurugram. Security has been enhanced at all the Delhi borders as farmers across the country stage the Delhi Chalo protest march against the new farm laws. PTI Photo

Gurugram, December 1

In view of the farmers’ “Delhi Chalo” march to protest the Centre’s farm laws, the national capital’s police on Tuesday intensified vehicle checking at the Delhi-Gurugram border, which resulted in massive traffic congestion.

Enormous traffic snarls were witnessed on the National Highway 48 and around 2-km-long queues of vehicles were seen during the rush hour.

The national capital’s police have put up barricades on the border and only two lanes were opened for the traffic entering Delhi.

Heavy security was also deployed by the Haryana police to thwart the advancement of the protesting farmers to the national capital.

Security has been beefed up at Bilaspur Chowk, Panchgaon Chowk, Gurugram-Taurau check point, Gurugram-Mewat and Delhi-Gurugram borders at Sirhaul.

The Gurugram district administration and the police are wary that farmers in Gurugram, Rajasthan, Mewat along with Haryana’s khap panchayats may join the protest march towards the national capital.

In the previous week, thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh had marched towards Delhi, breaching barricades and faced water cannons to mark their presence in Delhi. IANS

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