Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations decelerate Noida visitors

NOIDA : Traffic crawled on arterial roads of Noida for almost five hours on Saturday as thousands of people thronged the in Sector 95 to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti.
Those travelling from Noida to Delhi had to battle snarls intermittently from around 11am to 4pm due to mismanagement on the part of the authorities and illegal parking on the sides of the main road.

As the only multi-level parking facility inside the memorial premises was not put to use, members of Dalit organisations and supporters of different political and social outfits, who had arrived for the event, parked their vehicles on the two- kilometre-long stretch abutting the memorial.

A procession led by Dalit Utthan Sangharsh Mahasabha, in which hundreds of supporters of Dr B R Ambedkar participated, started from at around 10am and arrived at the memorial via flyover in noon. Participants gathered on the flyover holding pictures of Ambedkar and walked towards the memorial, raising slogans of “”.

This led to traffic remaining stranded on the flyover for almost an hour which in turn resulted in snarls on the carriageway of the link road. Snarls continued till evening as participants started leaving the memorial around 1.30 pm.

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