March for “Ahir Regiment” to disrupt Delhi-Jaipur traffic flow on March 23

March for “Ahir Regiment” to disrupt Delhi-Jaipur traffic flow on March 23

Yadavs from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had joined the sit-in protest on Feb. 25 demanding Ahir Regiment. (photo by Pankaj Patrakar Yadav)

Gurugram Police issue advisory as lakhs of people expected to take part in march

by Pankaj Patrakar Yadav

Gurugram, March 22 (Delhi Crown): The Gurugram Police have made alternative arrangements to manage traffic on Delhi-Jaipur Highway (No. 48) on Wednesday (March 23) in the wake of huge march by lakhs of people demanding setting up of Ahir Regiment during the day.

A sit-in protest has been going on at Kherki-Daula Toll Plaza on the National Highway since Feb. 4 where hundreds of people, including men, women and children, cutting across caste lines, sit through the day under a tent demanding of the Central Government to set up the ‘Ahir Regiment’.

The demand has been there for decades. Now, after Covid-19 pandemic has almost subsided, the demand has picked up momentum even as it has begun reverberating in the Parliament too. Last week Rajya Sabha MP Dipendra Hooda raised the demand for Ahir Regiment, saying the valour and bravery of the Yadav community can’t be ignored.

According to the Gurugram Police, contemplating gathering of lakhs of people on Wednesday, they have shut the Kherki Daula-Hero Honda section of the NH-48 for the whole day.

Furthermore, following traffic restrictions/diversions are planned to minimise public inconvenience. Highway will be opened only for light vehicles and buses/trucks won’t be allowed. Traffic from Jaipur will be directed to Sothern Peripheral Road (SPR) just before Kherki Daula Toll and they can reach their destination via Sohna Road.

A traffic advisory issued by the Gurugram Police stated that commuters from Delhi towards Jaipur are advised to take alternate routes via Golf Course Road and Sohna Road. All traffic would be diverted at Hero Honda Chowk towards Subhash Chowk/ Pataudi Road. The road section will be closed for the full day for all heavy vehicles.

All heavy vehicles moving from Jaipur towards Delhi are advised to take Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) from Panchgaon to go to Delhi as well as Faridabad, said the traffic advisory issued by the Gurugram Police.

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