Traffic on Delhi – Gurgaon Highway Affected After Barricading From Police

Gurgaon Traffic Jam

Many part of Delhi and National Capital Region came to stand still or were moving at a snail pace today, with Delhi- Gurgaon (Gurugram) border affected to most. Delhi police has barricaded the roads to control and clamp the planned protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA). Soon pictures and videos started surfacing on social media websites as irritated travellers and commuters show the long and sluggish Gurgaon traffic jam. Even the Delhi Metro is being affected, as many as 17 Metro Stations have been affected by Section 144 and traffic congestion in Delhi NCR.

Section 144 has been implemented in various parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bengaluru (Bangalore) due to multiple protests. Section 144, once implemented, prohibits assembly of 4 or more people at a place, and people find in groups of 4 or more can be booked in charges for engaging riots.

Traffic in Delhi and Gurgaon have forced the city to come to a standstill, not only the roads are blocked but many metro stations have been closed and trains will not be stopping on most of the closed stations. The traffic jam in Gurgaon and Delhi today have made people flock metro, making metro trains over crowded, and at some line the metro is also running delayed.

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Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Vistara, Sanjiv Kapoor was among those who got stuck in the traffic congestion on the Delhi- Gurgaon highway and wrote on twitter “Due to heavy traffic jam in Gurgaon today, our crew transport heading to airport are also stuck for the past one hour near Ambience Mall Gurgaon”. In following tweet he said “For those booked to fly out of Delhi today, we are offering free cancellations with full refund”. So something good came out for some people probably.

Number of Metro Station have been closed down by DMRC following the protests and shared the information via tweets

A user shared a video on Twitter “Unprecedented traffic jam on Gurgaon-Delhi highway. What you see in video is just 10% here”.

As traffic was not moving at all at some places, people started tagging Delhi Police for help and updates

Another user shared a video on his twitter handle showing multiple lanes closed on the highway and the police allowing just 1 car to pass at a time.

Delhi Traffic Police was seen replying to as many people as possible, giving them information about routes people can take and the number they can call to seek assistance

We recommend people to follow Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Delhi Traffic Police’s official Twitter handles for travel advisories.

DMRC: @OfficialDMRC

Delhi Traffic Police: @dtptraffic



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