Rail, road traffic affected in Punjab, Haryana
Vehicular movement was adversely affected on national highways as the activists in large numbers blocked roads and railway lines.india Updated: Aug 13, 2008 14:10 IST
The rail and road traffic was disrupted on Wednesday at most places in Punjab and Haryana as activists of BJP, VHP and Bajrang Dal staged protests as part of a nationwide agitation over the Amarnath land row.
Vehicular movement was adversely affected on national highways as the activists in large numbers blocked roads and railway lines.
Massive jams were reported from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Sonepat.
In Ambala, a 70-year-old man died in ambulance while being shifted to a hospital. Gainda Ram was being moved from Nohni village to the district hospital when the ambulance got stuck in a traffic jam for over an hour.
Punjab VHP spokesman Vijay Singh Bhardwaj described the agitation as a "complete succsess." Officials maintained that the protest was peaceful with no untoward incident being reported.
The activists of BJP, VHP and Bajrang Dal carrying flags and shouting slogans blocked several intersections in the two states, causing inconvenience to commutors.