Relief from Shaheen Bagh congestion as UP Police reopens key Delhi-Noida road
In some respite relief for the people of Delhi-NCR, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday reopened a key route that links Noida with Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj.
To ease congestion due to protests at Shaheen Bagh, the UP Police reopened the road leading from Kalindi Kunj towards Faridabad. The stretch from Noida's Mahamaya flyover to Delhi and Faridabad has been reopened, sources in the UP Police said.
The Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj road in southeast Delhi has been blocked for over two months due to ongoing protests against CAA.
The stretch of Shaheen Bagh to Kalindi Kunj road which is about two to three kilometres has commercial centres housing shops and restaurants. The road ends at Atlanta Water Park. The Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj road is parallel to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway which is used by a large number of commuters between Delhi and Noida.
Even as protesters claimed that the all the roads that are close to Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj road like the GD Birla road, Kalindi Kunj bridge, Amrapali Road, Okhla Barrage Road, Okhla Bird Sanctuary Road, Dadri main road and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway were open, the attention shifted to Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.
Advocate Amit Sahni had earlier approached the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Delhi Police to ensure smooth traffic flow on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which was blocked by anti-CAA protesters on December 15 last year.