Bharat Bandh: Farmers block Chandigarh-Ambala highway; traffic jam on Zirakpur-Panchkula road

Mohali and Zirakpur markets wore a deserted look; strike will be observed till 6 pm

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh/Mohali, March 26

Farmer unions blocked the Chandigarh-Ambala Highway on Friday morning, observing the 'Bharat Bandh'. Massive protests broke out at the McDonald point in Zirakpur.

Despite this, they also barred K-Area lights on Zirakpur-Panchkula road. Long queues of vehicles were witnessed here.

Passengers in Chandigarh face an inconvenience as the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express stopped at Chandigarh Railway Station as the farmers blocked the railway traffic during the nationwide 'Bharat Bandh'. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar.

Farmers union have also blocked National Highways in the Mohali district. The Zirakpur-Patiala road was also blocked by the protesting farmers from the Airport light points since this morning.

Zirakpur-Ambala highway wears a deserted look on Friday. Tribune Photo: Rubal.

Residents of Raipur Kalan, Mauli Jagran, Hallo Majra, and surrounding areas blocked Panchkula -Chandigarh road during 'Bharat Bandh' in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar.

Due to the Bharat Bandh, passengers in Chandigarh face an inconvenience as the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express stopped at Chandigarh Railway Station as the farmers blocked the railway traffic during the nationwide 'Bharat Bandh', called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha. 

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Residents of Raipur Kalan, Mauli Jagran, Hallo Majra, and surrounding areas blocked Panchkula -Chandigarh road during 'Bharat Bandh' in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar.

Meanwhile, the strike will be observed from 6 am to 6 pm.

Local markets: 

Phase 7, 3B2, Phase 11 in Mohali wore a deserted look. Shopkeepers were spotted waiting outside their shops in Zirakpur, hoping the markets open till 10am. 

Farmers have also blocked the Hisar-Sirsa and Hisar-Bhadra roads. Tribune Photo: Deepender Deswal.

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