International Yoga Day: Traffic snarls leave commuters miffed in Chandigarh

Intersections and roads were closed due to movement of Prime Minister’s cavalcade which was on its way to the airport.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: June 22, 2016 4:34:55 pm
International Yoga Day, International Yoga Day Capitol Complex, Chandigarh Commuters, PM Modi, Narendra Modi, India News Traffic jam near transport light point in sector-26, Chandigarh during VVIP movement during 2nd International Yoga day in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Express photo/Jaipal Singh)

Even as the International Yoga Day event at Capitol Complex concluded smoothly Tuesday, commuters had to face a lot of inconvenience due to closure of roads at several places in the city.

Intersections and roads were closed due to movement of Prime Minister’s cavalcade which was on its way to the airport. Several commuters complained that the traffic at the Transport Light Point was closed for more than 20 minutes in the morning.

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“Monday evening, many had to face inconvenience. Today as well, the roads were closed for more than 20 minutes,” rued one commuter.

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All the major intersections witnessed traffic snarls, after they were barricaded by security personnel due to the movement of the PM Modi’s cavalcade.

Traffic officials, however, had a different story to tell. “The traffic was not stopped beyond 3 to 4 minutes. The traffic personnel deployed on the ground even guided commuters about the movement and helped them with alternative routes,” said Rajiv Kumar Ambastha, DSP Traffic, UT police.

He said that the traffic cops were deployed till 2 pm after everything was cleared.
“A total of 650 buses had come from neighbouring states. Our personnel did a good job and managed things very well,” said Kumar.

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