Diesel taxi drivers protest, block traffic in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 2: In a bid to protest against a Supreme Court decision to ban diesel taxis in the national capital, cab drivers on Monday,May 2 blocked traffic in west Delhi's Rajokri area.

The blockage near Rajokri area also obstructed traffic in both the carraigeways from Dhaula Kuan to Gurgaon.

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"The taxi drivers on Monday morning blocked both the carraigeways on Rajokri flyover near the old Delhi toll booth on Gurgaon to Dhaula Kuan road," a traffic police official said.

The blockage eventually led to a massive traffic snarl on the Delhi-Gurgaon route with vehicles lined up behind one another for up to 1 km, an official said.

The apex court on Saturday had refused to give more time to taxi operators to switch to the cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG) and banned the diesel-based taxis to run in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) from May 1.The deadline for the change was extended twice.

IANS

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