Jat quota agitation: Delhi Police issues traffic advisory

| Updated: Mar 19, 2017 14:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.19 (ANI): In another major development after suspension of the Delhi Metro services, the Delhi Police on Sunday issued a traffic advisory in view of the Jat agitation tomorrow. The following routes will be completely closed for the general public with effect from 8 p.m. tonight. 1) Kamal Ataturk from Race Course Metro Station to R/A Panchsheel Marg/Niti Marg 2) Safdarjung Road from Aurobindo Marg to R/A GKP 3) Kautilya Marg from Samrat R/A to Niti Marg, Kautilya T Point near Bihar Bhawan 4) From Teen Murti to Gole Methi round about 5) Zakir Hussain Road for the commuters coming from the Nizamuddin to the India Gate The following entry points will be closed with effect from 11 a.m. today. 1) From Ring Road to San Martin Marg 2) Amrita Shergill from Lodhi Road 3) Max Mueller Marg from Lodhi Road 4) Arch Bishop Macarious from Lodhi Road 5) All lanes leading to Panchkuiya Road except Mandir Marg, R.K. Ashram Marg and Hospital Road Prior to this, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced they would suspend its train services to and from all stations outside Delhi from 11.30 p.m. today. As directed by the Delhi Police authorities, Metro services will not be available at all Metro Stations outside Delhi (NCR stations) i.e. on Line -2 (Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre) on Line-3 and 4 (Kaushambi to Vaishali and Noida Sector-15 to Noida City Center) and on Line-6 (Sarai to Escotrs Mujesar) from March 19, 11.30 p.m. onwards till further instructions from the police authorities. The services at all these Metro stations will be resumed only after getting clearance from the Delhi Police. Unhappy with the authorities over their demands and grievances being unaddressed, Jat protesters on Wednesday announced non-cooperation after Holi (March 13) and are taking their stir to Delhi from tomorrow. They gave a call for the march to besiege Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border, blocking all highways, to press for their demands for reservation. The Haryana Assembly on Wednesday discussed the ongoing Jat agitation. Apart from reservation, the Jats are demanding jobs to the next of kin of those killed in violence in the agitation last year, compensation to those injured, withdrawal of cases against them and action against officers who ordered action against the Jats. Violence during the Jat agitation, in February 2016, claimed the lives of 30 people and injured around 200 people. Government and private property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was damaged. (ANI)

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