Local residents, troubled for several months over the problem of water logging in Mundka, the village of former Delhi Chief Minister Sahab Singh Verma, sat on an indefinite dharna on the national highway leading to Tikri border near Mundka metro station on Monday morning. Due to this, the Delhi-Haryana National Highway (Rohtak Road) was blocked for about 15 km.
The pedestrians are facing difficulties due to the dharna and jam. People who left for their offices in the morning are stranded everywhere and the protesters are adamant on the demand of concrete assurance from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Under the leadership of former Chief Minister Verma’s brother and former Mayor Azad Singh, a large number of people of the village are sitting on a dharna. A large number of women are also included in this.
In view of the heavy jam on the road, Delhi Traffic Police has started diverting traffic by closing the roads on both the sides. Along with this, senior police officers are trying to solve the matter by talking to the villagers.
Traffic on both sides has been closed due to the demonstration below Mundka metro station. Traffic has been diverted from Nangloi water tank towards Najafgarh and from Ghevra More towards Kanjhawala.
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) September 20, 2021
Local resident Roshan Lal Lakra told that there is no drainage system not only in the village but also on the main roads. Because of this, the Rohtak National Highway often gets jammed due to water logging only when there is light rain. It takes people two to three hours to travel two-three kilometers.
He said that many times dharnas and demonstrations were held regarding this problem in the past and the officials concerned gave assurances of concrete action, but they have not been implemented so far, due to which there has been a lot of displeasure among the people.
Delhi Traffic Police tweeted, “Due to the demonstration below Mundka metro station, traffic on both sides has been closed. Traffic has been diverted from Nangloi water tank towards Najafgarh and from Ghevra turn towards Kanjhawala.”