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Delhi traffic restrictions eased amid tight security as Jats call off stir

The Jats are demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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Jats protest at Jantar Mantar. Photo courtesy: Twitter

The Police on Sunday said traffic restriction here have been scaled down after the Jat leaders decided to postpone their protest in the capital but security arrangements will be kept in place to handle any untoward incident.

The police on Saturday said traffic on several roads will be closed on Monday, and asked the Metro to curtail its services to neighbouring and Uttar Pradesh in a bid to prevent the entry of protestors here.

"The traffic restrictions for March 20 have been scaled down. All roads will remain open to normal traffic. Commuters are, however, requested to avoid areas in New as certain security checks will still be in place," Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Garima Bhatnagar said.

The are demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions, among other things.

They had threatened to lay siege to Parliament on Monday.

Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) Dependra Pathak said three-tier security right from the city's borders to the area will remain. It will help monitor the security situation.

"As we know that the agitation has been called off, restrictions, particularly on the Metro, local trains, buses and other public transport, have been eased and these will ply normally. But security arrangements already made at border in central Delhi and area will remain.

"Police presence will be ensured. We are continuously monitoring the situation," the officer added.


First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 09:40 IST