Tribune Information Service
Mohali, November 30
Protests by members of a number of unions threw life out of drugs as large site visitors jams had been witnessed in Mohali and Kharar this afternoon.
Elementary Lecturers Coaching (ETT) and TET-qualified lecturers, members of the visually impaired union, Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM) employees and others blocked site visitors on fundamental roads.
The protesting ETT lecturers blocked the Chandigarh-Kharar freeway close to the elevated highway at Desumajra in Kharar for shut to 5 hours. The freeway remained choked with queues of automobiles on each side of the highway until 10 pm. Site visitors nearly got here to a standstill and commuters had been inconvenienced within the peak rush hours. The site visitors chaos spilled on to the Kharar-Landran highway and the Mohali-Kharar highway as commuters tried to make approach by way of different routes. Unruly scenes had been witnessed at a number of locations as harried commuters vented their ire in opposition to the protesters.
Kharar DSP Gurcharan Singh mentioned, “Owing to the continuing protests at a number of locations, motion of automobiles was affected for greater than 5 hours.”
In Mohali, office-goers, sufferers and the underprivileged had been inconvenienced as protesters blocked the highway close to the Verka Milk plant in Part 6.
“Commuters had been harassed as a result of lecturers’ protest in the course of the rush hours right now. The livelihood of auto-rickshaw drivers, merchants and shopkeepers was severely affected,” mentioned Kuldeep Singh, an Anandpur Sahib-bound passenger.
In Part 7, NHM employees took out a rally to press for normal service, which led to a site visitors jam.
Gurdeep Kalra, who works as nurse at a personal hospital in Mohali, mentioned, “Those that do not need their very own conveyance had nowhere to go. They had been stranded on the highway. We perceive their hardships however the protesters should additionally perceive our compulsions.”