Shaheen Bagh protest: Noida-Faridabad road briefly reopened after 69 days
New Delhi : After 69 days of the blockade, the authorities briefly reopened the Noida-Faridabad road linking Noida with Kalindi Kunj in Delhi. However, the cops placed barricades back within hours. The stretch has been closed for past two months due to the CAA and NRC protests in Shaheen Bagh.
Noida Faridabad is a parallel road that was reopened, the Noida Delhi connecting road has been kept closed. Commuters have been forced to take up DND flyway to commute from past two months, causing inconveniences and delays.
The development came after an assessment and failed conversation with the Shaheen Bagh protesters to vacate the road.
"We urged the protesters to come up with creative solutions to the traffic situation. We are happy that the Delhi police have co-operated with our suggestions and the usage of some roads may soon be restored especially for commuters going towards Faridabad," Hegde had said on Thursday evening, when the SC-appointed mediators held second rounds of talks with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
The anti-CAA protests have been in place since December 15, 2019. The blockade on Road 13A connecting Delhi with Noida led to the police barricading alternative routes in the vicinity as well. This led to severe traffic jams for commuters travelling between Noida, Delhi and Faridabad.