Congress protest: Delhi Traffic Police issue advisory for routes to be avoided

By Shgun S -- June 20, 2022 9:29 am -- Updated:June 20, 2022 9:40 am

New Delhi, June 20: In response to the Congress's protests over the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) probe against Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper, the Delhi Traffic Police issued a fresh commuter advisory on Monday.

"Due to special traffic arrangements inwards, movement of buses will be restricted in New Delhi beyond Gol Dak Khana Junction, Patel Chowk, Windsor Place, Teen Murti Chowk and Prithviraj Road. Kindly avoid Motilal Nehru Marg, Akbar Road, Janpath and Man Singh Road between 8 am and 12 pm. Due to special arrangements, traffic movement will not be possible on these roads," the Delhi Traffic Police said in its advisory.

The Traffic authorities have also asked commuters to avoid Gol Methi junction, Tughlak Road Junction, Claridges Junction, Q-point Junction, Sunehri Masjid Junction, Maulana Azad Road Junction and Man Singh Road Junction between 8 am and 12 pm owing to heavy traffic movement on these roads.

Commuters should also avoid SP Marg, Dhaula Kuan Flyover, and Gurgaon Road in the morning, according to Delhi Traffic Police.

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The Congress will hold a peaceful protest across the country on Monday against the central government's alleged "vendetta politics," as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is slated to appear before the ED for the fourth round of questioning.

The ED questioned the Wayanad MP from June 13 to 15, despite objections from party officials and workers.

Gandhi had been summoned by the ED to appear again on Friday (June 17), but he requested that he be excused and a fresh date be set on Monday (June 20).

Later, the probe agency issued fresh summons to Rahul Gandhi to join the investigation on Monday, granting his request to consider deferring his questioning from June 17 to June 20 citing his mother and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's health condition.

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