Supply of commodities affected for thousands of families in region

Delhi-Jaipur Highway closed off as police try to block farmers

One day after a clash between farmers and the police, more than a 30-km-long stretch of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway passing through Rewari has been closed off, with the Gurugram police setting up barricades at Kapdiwas Chowk.

This means that hundreds of big commercial vehicles, including container trucks, have bene stuck between Kapdiwas and Masani barrage in Rewari for almost 24 hours. Private and light commercial vehicles headed towards Jaipur are being diverted by the Gurugram police towards Bhiwadi at Kapdiwas Chowk. Traffic headed towards Gurugram is forced to travel through villages and take Pataudi Road to reach its destination.

Though both carriageways of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway were left blocked at Shahjahanpur border over a week ago, the Rewari Police parked containers and put barricades near Masani barrage in Dharuhera on Sunday evening to prevent around 600 Rajasthan farmers from marching towards Delhi.

The supply of essential commodities such as vegetables and milk was also partially hit for thousands of families staying in group housing societies.

Vipul Gardens RWA president Kanwar Singh Yadav said the supply of vegetables and milk to the society shops was affected due to the blockade. “We also had difficulty in garbage disposal. The situation will worsen if the blockade continues,” Mr. Yadav told He claimed that around 10,000 families in the area were likely to be impacted.

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