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Protest by differently abled leads to traffic snarls in central Delhi

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Will end protest only after getting appointments: agitators

Commuters in central Delhi witnessed traffic snarls on the second consecutive day due to a protest called by the differently abled railway exam aspirants, said the police on Thursday.

The differently abled had staged a protest at Mandi House on Wednesday demanding that railway officials meet them. The protesters said a hearing was to be held on their jobs on Wednesday but the officials did not turn up for it. They said that they will end their protest only after getting appointment.They continued their protest on Thursday forcing the police to divert the traffic on the route which caused jams.

“We have blocked the Mandi House roundabout for traffic and the vehicles have been diverted to other routes,” a senior traffic police official said.

“Traffic was affected on Vikas Marg from Laxmi Nagar to ITO due to demonstration at Mandi House. Traffic coming from Akshardham towards ITO has been diverted towards Geeta Colony,” the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.

The Bhagwan Das Road is currently closed for traffic and other roads at the roundabout are functioning.

Commuters were advised to use Tilak Marg and India Gate to reach Mandi House since Sikandra Road and Bhagwan Das Road had to be closed owing to the protest.

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