In pics: Protesting diesel cab drivers block Delhi highways yet again

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 03, 2016 13:34 IST
Heavy traffic at Mahipalpur Chowk, in New Delhi. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT)

Agitating cab drivers on Tuesday blocked traffic at DND Flyway for about 45 minutes protesting against action by enforcement agencies following the Supreme Court’s decision to ban diesel taxis in Delhi.

“Traffic was today affected for 45 minutes from 9.45 am to 10.30 am. Traffic was affected yesterday for 20 minutes as well,” DND flyway spokesperson Anwar Abbasi said.

Heavy traffic jam during protest of diesel taxi drivers and owners who jammed the Delhi- Gurgaon expressway at border near Rajokri flyover. (PTI)

Heavy traffic jam at ITO in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

Commuters on their way to Gurgaon from New Delhi stuck in a traffic jam. (AFP)

Commuters have their path crossed by a school van and parents on scooters as they drive the wrong way across a road to drop children at a nearby school creating a traffic jam. (AFP)

Heavy traffic at the Mahipalpur Chowk, in New Delhi. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

District magistrate NP Singh had issued directions to all IT, other companies and transporters to get diesel cabs converted to CNG as otherwise as per Supreme Court order they would not be able to ply from May 1.

Over 20,000 cabs are running for companies in Noida, ferrying their employees. The companies are making alternate arrangements and have asked employees to use Metro and other modes of transportation till the issue is resolved.

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