Taxi owners in Delhi, protesting against the Supreme Court ban on plying of diesel-run taxis, brought traffic to a grinding halt for the second successive day, much to the discomfort and frustration of commuters, reports NDTV.
The protesters were shouting slogans as they blocked crucial points across Delhi and NCR.
Huge traffic jam near Mahipalpur in Delhi as taxi drivers protest against ban on diesel vehicles pic.twitter.com/IpT3lwqDZo— ANI (@ANI_news) May 3, 2016
Traffic police personnel were deployed to make life easier for commuters, however that didn’t help mitigate the traffic situation, reports Hindustan Times.
After the Supreme Court order, over 27,000 diesel-run taxis went off the roads of the national capital, thousands of commuters on Monday had a tough time finding means of travel, their troubles were exacerbated by the searing heat.
Delhiites were ostensibly agitated and took to twitter to express their grievances, slamming the Delhi Traffic Police for failing to provide relief to the commuters.
Swimming across a sea of metal ants : morning commute. Delhi- Gurgaon pic.twitter.com/RXkrYNjzk9— saket suryesh (@saket71) May 3, 2016
As expected, Kejriwal was targeted for remaining ‘silent’ over the ruckus.
@ArvindKejriwal who tweets on all issues even though not related to Delhi is silent on Traffic problems that Delhi is facing for 2 days— Amit Saha (@saha_amit) May 3, 2016
@girishmallya delhi CM has zero forward planning and can’t even handle traffic, what can we expect for the city?— PepGuru (@Pepguru) May 3, 2016
Am surprised that Kejriwal has not yet blamed Modi for the soaring temperature in Delhi – https://t.co/pax3CNosDO— Ashwin S (@Ashwin___S) May 3, 2016
And of course, Ashutosh of the AAP managed to attract attention.
We need to make ashutosh the next PM if India. Seems to know everything! Why not solve delhi traffic for a change! https://t.co/PAKZeKBcLl— VARAHAN (@bhuvarahans) May 3, 2016