Transport business impacted due to farmers’ protest

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Published on January 28, 2021 by

Business of Auto and Cab owners is highly impacted by the ongoing farmers’ protest at UP Delhi border. Daily commuters are also finding it difficult to commute to Delhi due to the road blockade.

Delhi | Ghaziabad: Cab owners are avoiding working in Ghaziabad and Noida due to the traffic congestion at some of the operational roads. Auto drivers incurs loss as the number of trips they used to cover has come down.

“Earlier we used to earn around Rs 1000 every day but due to the border blockade we earn merely about Rs 500. Since all the highways are blocked, we have to use city’s internal road,” said Amit, an auto driver.

Daily commuters from Ghaziabad and adjoining cities are having problem reaching office at time. Commuting time from Ghaziabad to Delhi has gone up to four hours from the earlier one hour or so, said Dharmendra, a resident of Ghaziabad.

Farmers are ready to stall the traffic for next six months as the government is not meeting their demand of scrapping the farm bills.

“We have stock of food and water that can last easily up to six months. We are even ready to sit here for one year if government does not agree with our demand,” said Anup, a farmer protesting against the farm laws.

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