Traffic remains smooth despite INLD threat to block Punjab vehicles in Haryana
As per the sources, district administrations of Haryana have made elaborated arrangements to ensure the smooth movement of traffic from neighbouring state of Punjab and heavy police deployment have been put in place to deal with the situation.india Updated: Jul 10, 2017 11:45 IST
The movement of traffic remained normal in the early hours of Monday following the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders’ threat to block the entry of vehicles coming from Punjab to Haryana to protest delay in implementing Supreme Court’s ruling over Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water issue.
The INLD leaders had said that they will block the Punjab traffic at five entry points of Haryana including busy NH1 and NH 22 from 9am to 3pm. However, the traffic movement remained smooth till the filing of this report.
The Haryana police have made diversion points in Pehowa of Kurukshetra and Cheeka of Kaithal district to divert traffic from Punjab’s Patiala and Sangrur districts.
“As of now the traffic movement is smooth. We have made arrangements of alternative routes to divert traffic from Shambu barrier via Patiala and Pehowa”, said Shamsher Singh, a police constable monitoring traffic at Pehowa- Devigarh- Patiala road.
As per the sources, district administrations of Haryana have made elaborated arrangements to ensure the smooth movement of traffic from neighbouring state of Punjab and heavy police deployment have been put in place to deal with the situation.
However, INLD leaders said that they will block 5 entry points of national highways connecting Haryana and Punjab in Ambala, Jind and Sirsa districts, which may lead to heavy traffic diversion on entry points from Punjab at Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts.