Massive traffic jams due to VHP road blockade in capital

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New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Traffic across the National capital was thrown out of gear with the Vishva Hindu Parishad activists carrying out chakka jam in various parts of the city today as part of their nationwide protests against the government's plan to go ahead with the Sethusamudram project.

Office-goers in the morning had a tough time reaching their workplace as the chakka jam by the VHP activists led to traffic snarls in many parts of the city.

The agitators blocked roads at major traffic intersections like Uttam Nagar, Ring Road near Lajpat Nagar, Mukarba chowk, Magolpuri flyover, Raja Garden crossing, Nangloi chowk, Khajoori chowk, Liberty cinema, Anand Parbat-Sarai Rohilla flyover, Shastri Park crossing, New Delhi railway station, Green Park-Yusuf Sarai crossing, Nizammuddin flyover, Akshardham temple, Vikas Marg, old Yamuna iron bridge, Karkardooma flyover, and Madhuban chowk on the outer ring road.

At some places like the Akshardham temple crossing, Nizamuddin flyover and Uttam Nagar, the activists were seen deflating the tyres of the buses.

However, situation was seen to improve in many places by 1100 hrs with many of the demonstrating activists being taken in custody by the police. Also, since the VHP had called for the chakka jam for three hours in the morning, from 0800 hrs to 1100 hrs, the situation was expected to normalise by the afternoon.

The VHP claims that the canal project would damage the Adam's Bridge or Ramsethu, a man-made bridge according to Hindu mythology.

UNI

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