Having witnessed almost 90 protests over the previous one yr, the YPS roundabout close to the Chandigarh-Mohali border has develop into the epicentre of protests, a lot to the annoyance of commuters.
Varied organisations have laid siege to YPS roundabout, a serious site visitors lifeline of Mohali metropolis, as many as 86 instances prior to now one yr. Even Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Part 8, which is near the Chandigarh-Mohali border, has develop into an meeting level for protesters, repeatedly posing problem to residents of adjoining Phases 7, 8 and 9.
Each time a protest is held, the 4 main roads resulting in the YPS roundabout, together with these from Chandigarh, from Mannequin Jail in Sector 51, from SSP residence in Part 3-A and from Part 7 petrol pump, are barricaded, forcing commuters to show to different routes to enter or go away Mohali.
With two faculties – Yadavindra Public College and Lawrence Public Senior Secondary College, Sector 51 – additionally positioned close to the roundabout, over 4,500 college students, academics and different employees additionally endure because of the protests.
“Since Amb Sahib Gurdwara is close to the Chandigarh border, protesters first assemble there after which march in direction of the YPS roundabout to enter Chandigarh to push for his or her calls for,” stated Vivek Sheel Soni, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Mohali.
Inspector Naveen Pal Singh, station home officer, Mataur, stated, “Although we admit that commuters face inconvenience attributable to barricading of roads, it’s required to keep up regulation and order.”
Main Normal TPS Waraich (retd), director of YPS College, stated, “I’ve taken up the difficulty with the Mohali administration a number of instances and requested them to impose restrictions on gatherings underneath Part 144 of the CrPC on this space, however they haven’t paid any heed. In the meantime, academics and college students proceed to bear the brunt of the protests.”
“When farmers gathered right here final week, we had been compelled to modify to on-line courses, whereas Lawrence Public Senior Secondary College declared a vacation,” he stated.
What they are saying
Each time a protest is organised, now we have to take longer routes attributable to site visitors diversions and likewise run into jams. Authorities must work out a option to keep away from inconvenience to public.
Paramjeet Kaur, a resident of Part 7
Why ought to the general public bear the brunt of the protests? Not solely residents, shopkeepers additionally endure as protests on Chandigarh-Mohali border have an effect on enterprise.
Rajaj Chawla, a shopkeeper in Part-7