Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 9
As a precautionary measure, Haryana Police on Friday issued a traffic advisory for travellers after a 24-hour Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) blockade call was given by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha—a front of protesting farm unions.
It would start at 8 am on April 10 and end by 8 am on April 11.
Sharing this information, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Haryana, Sh. Navdeep Singh Virk, said that elaborate arrangements have been put in place to “maintain public peace and order”, and prevent any kind of violence, and facilitate the functioning of traffic and public transport systems on this important expressway.
Keeping in view the mass gathering of farmers at the KMP Expressway—all the range ADGPs/IGPs—Commissioners of Police and districts SPs have been instructed to ensure maintenance of law and order with minimum inconvenience to the general public.
Besides, proper traffic diversions have already been planned by the affected districts, especially Sonipat, Jhajjar, Panipat, Rohtak, Palwal, Faridabad, Gurugram and Nuh.
Passengers coming from the Ambala-Chandigarh side on the National Highway-44 to travel towards Uttar Pradesh.
Ghaziabad and Noida via Karnal to Shamli, and from Panipat to Sanauli to Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad and Noida.
Similarly, vehicles going towards Gurugram, Jaipur, etc, can turn towards National Highway-71A from Panipat, and travel via Gohana, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Rewari.
He added that all citizens are being informed about these arrangements in advance so, that they can plan and modify their journey accordingly, to avoid any inconvenience.
Concerned districts have also been asked to issue local advisories in this regard. However, smooth movement of traffic continues on all other routes across the state.
Virk said, that no person would be allowed to take the law in their hands and strict action who goes against it. Also, all precautionary steps are being taken given the convenience of the citizens of the state as well as travellers coming from outside, he added.