Weekend rallies create traffic travails for citizens in Doon
As witnessed during the anti- CAA protest rally taken out by the Congress on Saturday, the general public suffered due to traffic congestion caused by the pro-CAA rally taken out on Sunday.
The two large rallies against and in support of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) on Saturday and Sunday respectively became a major spoiler for the local people as well the tourists on this weekend. The district police however tried to ensure traffic management but the snail pace operation of traffic, congested roads with multiple blocks resulted in traffic jams lasting hours at several crucial points on various roads in the city. Both political processions have been termed as show of power by political experts, which begs the question as to why district police allowed the processions to pass through main roads when Director of State Traffic Directorate Kewal Khurana had on multiple occasions explicitly directed aginst allowing this.
It is pertinent to mention here that Khurana had on multiple times reiterated that religious, cultural, protest and political processions will not be allowed on the main roads during peak hours. As per the information provided by the office of Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), six Circle Officers (CO), 13 Inspectors, 52 Sub-Inspectors, 291 police constables in which three QRT teams, four tear gas squads, one mounted police team, fire service teams and seven companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were deployed for the traffic and law and order management during the procession held by the Lok Adhikar Manch with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday. According to the police about eight to nine thousand people participated in the procession. District police also kept one drone camera on static mode and one actively moving over the procession to keep an eye on the entire rally. However, all these measures did not prevent the major traffic jams experienced on various main roads in the core area of Dehradun city due to the rally.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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