Adequate security in place in view of Gujjar 'rasta roko' tomorrow

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New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) More than 35,000 personnel of the Delhi Police and para-military forces would be mobilised to keep a tab on the movement of agitators supporting the Gujjar ''rasta roko'' in the capital tomorrow.

A senior police official said in view of the likely agitation, security in the capital has been beefed up and all possible steps to maintain peace and calm put in place.

''We are prepared for any eventuality and adequate forces are in standby for any quick reaction control measures,'' he said.

Besides, enhanced patrolling to check protestors from nooks and crannies and bylanes, vehicle checks will be carried out to check people from assembling in large numbers, said the official.

''Strict vigil and special checks are being kept on the city borders, bordering Haryana and Uttar Pradesh,'' he added.

The main idea is basically to pin the agitators where they are, he added.

Meanwhile, traffic diversions have also been affected at several places for tomorrow in the capital in view of the Gujjar agitation.

While Loni Road, Wazirabad (Anand Vihar area) and Noida Link Road in east Delhi will be negotiated through traffic diversions, Mathura Road and the entire Mehrauli-Gurgaon stretch in south Delhi will be taken care of through adequate command stationing, according to a senior official of the Delhi Traffic Police.

''Action will be taken on the basis of the situation arising.'' However, people are advised to avoid these roads and the Ring Road, to save themselves from inconvenience, he said, adding that inter-connecting roads too will be on the watch.

''People are requested to use the traffic helpline in case of any problems.'' While these are tentative plans, the main handling will be as the situation dictates, he added.

On the other hand, to avoid any inconvenience to students, all schools upto Class X have been closed for tomorrow in the capital.


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