CAA protest: Delhi Traffic Police, airlines issue travel advisory for commuters1 min read . Updated: 19 Dec 2019, 02:31 PM IST
- Sansad Marg and Jai Singh Marg (both carriageway) is closed
- Bhagwan Das Road is closed (both side) due to demonstration
Massive jams were witnessed in many parts of the capital in the morning as the Delhi police barricaded roads and imposed traffic restrictions to clamp down on planned protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Sansad Marg and Jai Singh Marg (both carriageway) is closed due to demonstration, Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
"Traffic is heavy in the carriageway from Dhaula Kuan to AIIMS due to break down of a vehicle on Moti Bagh flyover. Bhagwan Das Road is closed (both side) due to demonstration. Kindly take alternate route," Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
Traffic is heavy in the carriageway from Delhi Gate to GPO due to Swabhiman Rally, Delhi Traffic Police tweeted. Traffic is also affected on the Subhash Marg, Peeli Kothi, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg, Red Fort and Old Delhi Railway Station.
The Road No. 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj is closed for traffic movement due to public agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Delhi Traffic Police informed on social media site Twitter. People coming from Noida, Uttar Pradesh have been advised to take the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) Flyway or Akshardham road to reach Delhi.
There is a massive traffic jam on the over six-lane road that connects Delhi with its neighbouring city Gurgaon. Delhi Traffic Police has advised commuters to avoid the road.
Various airlines advised travellers heading to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to set off well in advance to avoid missing their flights. Vistara Chief Commercial Officer Sanjiv Kapoor tweeted, "Tough travel day at Delhi due to combination of poor visibility and traffic jam on the highway due to police barricades. Vistara will accommodate those that miss flights on next available flight on space available basis. Patience and understanding requested from all."
IndiGo tweeted: "There is heavy traffic/roadblock at Delhi - Gurgaon highway. Do keep a tab on live traffic and enough travel time in hand while travelling to the airport."
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed Parliament last week and since then, protests have erupted in various parts of the country. Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.