Jind: The Datasinghwala border has been sealed to prevent the farmers traveling from Punjab to Delhi on February 13 from entering the Haryana border. The transport companies have also taken concrete precautionary measures. Due to this, road connectivity from Jind to Ludhiana, Sangrur and Amritsar has been temporarily closed. At the same time, buses from Jind to Chandigarh will also be sent back from Ambala. The border between Ambala and Chandigarh was also sealed, so this route was also badly affected. Internet services in the district have also been suspended until midnight on February 13. Which can also be expanded further. Because of this, users cannot receive updates on traffic.
Passengers face problems after Jind border was sealed
Five to six buses ply from Jind to Ludhiana, Amritsar, Sangrur, Khanauri and Patra, while more than 15 PRTC buses from Punjab also ply to Delhi via Jind. Delhi-bound buses also return from Bahadurgarh. The road was sealed to stop farmers at the Punjab-Haryana border. For safety reasons, the roads have temporarily stopped bus services on this route. Buses will only be put back into service on this route once the situation returns to normal. Passengers said that passengers heading towards Punjab are facing problems due to the farmers’ march to Delhi. People should get relief as soon as possible when the situation normalizes.
Village passengers were constantly waiting for buses
Due to the farmers’ movement, 25 road buses were parked in the police lines to transport police back and forth. There are around 197 buses at Jind depot in which more than 20,000 passengers travel daily. Due to the closure of 25 buses, buses on rural routes cannot operate and passengers are facing problems. One road bus covers ten to twelve villages on the connecting routes and since there are no buses on these routes in the morning and evening, passengers from all villages had to wait for the buses.
Buses temporarily stopped: GM
Jind Depot General Manager Kamaljit Singh said that the buses are running regularly and on time on all correct routes. For safety reasons, buses heading to Punjab were temporarily stopped. As soon as the situation normalizes, the buses will be put back into operation.