Gurugram, Nov 26 (IANS) Amid the anti-farm law demonstration by several farmers’ outfits on Thursday, the commuters on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway faced huge traffic snarls throughout the day.
The commuters on National Highway-48 were stuck near the Delhi-Gurugram border on the Expressway as Delhi Police had put up barricades and were checking every vehicle in view of the “Dilli Chalo” call given by the farmers’ bodies protesting the Central farm laws passed by the Parliament in September.
Scores of vehicles were seen lined up from the Delhi-Gurugram border to the Shankar Chowk on the National Highway.
As a precautionary measure, the Haryana Police were also checking every vehicle to prevent the protesters from entering the national capital.
On the other hand, the impact of the agitation by the farmers’ organisations was negligible in Gurugram district as the situation remained peaceful throughout the day, with no untoward incident getting reported from anywhere in the district.
In view of the protests by various farmers’ bodies, the district administration and the Gurugram police had made elaborate arrangements to maintain law and order in the district.
As a precautionary measure, a number of police personnel were deployed along with the duty magistrate, supervisory officer and duty in-charge in the border areas.
According to the district spokesperson, the police put up check-posts and deployed large force at seven points which connect Gurugram to other districts and territories, including Kapadivas border, Nuh border on the KMP Expressway, Sohna-Nuh Border, Delhi-Gurugram border on NH-48, Bargurjar, near Hotel Best Western Resort on Pachgaon-Mohammadpur Ahir Road and near Panchgaon Chowk.
The district administration had also made arrangements for videography and photography at these seven points to record any untoward incident.
As precaution, three reserve forces were also kept ready so that they could be dispatched immediately whenever needed.
“Despite the protests by the farmers, the situation remained peaceful and the functioning in all government and private offices went on like normal days. The market and shopping mall of the district were also open like normal days. State transport buses and rail services also remained smooth,” said the district spokesperson.