Traffic affected in parts of Delhi due to road closures ahead of Cong protest
Parts of Delhi witnessed traffic jams on Monday as the traffic police closed off several roads ahead of the Congress' protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme and ''vendetta politics'' in targeting Rahul Gandhi.
Gandhi is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the National Herald money laundering case and will appear before the agency for the fourth time on Monday.
Some commuters took to Twitter to share their plight.
While one commuter said he had been stuck in traffic for almost 30 minutes and was running late for the office, another asked people to avoid the Anand Vihar-Sarai Kale Khan stretch.
The Delhi Traffic Police, however, said their teams have been deployed at various spots to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.
In a series of tweets, the traffic police informed commuters about road closures.
Due to special traffic arrangements, inward movement of buses will be restricted in New Delhi beyond Gol Dak Khana Junction, Patel Chowk, Windsor Place, Teen Murti Chowk, and Prithviraj Road, it said.
''Kindly avoid Gol Methi junction, Tughlak Road Junction, Claridges Junction, Q-point Junction, Sunehri Masjid Junction, Maulana Azad Road Junction & Man Singh Road Junction between 0800 hrs & 1200 hrs. Due to special arrangements, there will be heavy traffic movement on these roads,'' it added.
The Congress, which has accused the Centre of targeting opposition leaders by misusing investigative agencies, has announced that it will hold peaceful protests on Monday against Gandhi's questioning by the ED.
The Agnipath scheme, announced on June 14, provides for the recruitment of youths in the age bracket of 17-and-half to 21 years in the armed forces for only four years with a provision to retain 25 percent of them for 15 more years. Later, the government extended the upper age limit to 23 years for recruitment in 2022.
Congress claims the scheme is ''anti-youth'' and will ''destroy'' the Army.
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- Anand Vihar
- Sunehri Masjid Junction
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