Normal life was thrown out of gear across parts of India following a Bharat Bandh call given against the centre's new armed forces recruitment policy, Agnipath.
Over 80 trains were cancelled, and massive traffic jams were witnessed in Delhi-NCR.
Police put up check-posts at various places on the Delhi-Gurugram, and Delhi-Meerut highway resulting in heavy traffic congestion. According to police officials, special attention is being given to check vehicles coming into the National Capital Region from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Section 144 has been im posed in Delhi's neighbouring districts of Faridabad and Noida.
Many states have increased security at sensitive places specially Railway stations in wake of last week's violence in many parts of the country.
18 East-bound trains from different stations have been cancelled. This is in addition to 71 Delhi-bound commuter trains cancelled across the country on Monday.
The Bandh call has been given a day after the three Service Chiefs clarified that the new scheme will not be rolled back.
The Bandh coincided with the Congress Party staging a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar against the scheme, and Rahul Gandhi's questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the National Herald money laundering case.
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