Petrol pumps dried out, major roads blocked

Petrol pumps dried out, major roads blocked

In trouble-torn areas of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Gohana and many other places in Haryana, petrol pumps have dried out, schools shut and supply of essential commodities, including LPG, severely effected.

Major roads connecting Delhi from all these areas have been blocked with Jats stepping up the agitation closer to the bounds of the national capital in Gurgaon, Sonipat and other parts.

The Army used choppers to airlift its men on Saturday to trouble-torn areas in Rohtak and some other areas since road routes were all blocked. Over 500 trains have been disrupted, cancelled due to the ongoing agitation causing loss of several hundreds of crores of rupees. All buses from Chandigarh to New Delhi were suspended with commuters left in the lurch.

Rail services are severely hampered on the Delhi-Ambala, Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Hisar-Fazilka route, and Hisar-Dhuri sections. Routes passing through Panipat, Rohtak and Rewari have been closed.

The government has sought additional companies of Central Reserve Police Force and more columns of Army to be deployed in Haryana by Sunday morning to control the ongoing agitation in the state.

At least 154 FIRs have been registered and those responsible for the violence are being identified.

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