Simultaneous mass protest by the Latin Catholic Church to the Raj Bhavan and the umbrella forum of Dalit organizations to the Secretariat choked the main roads for close to five hours.
Traffic in the City on Monday was total chaos as mass protest brought the state capital to a complete standstill.
Simultaneous mass protest by the Latin Catholic Church to the Raj Bhavan and the umbrella forum of Dalit organizations to the Secretariat choked the main roads for close to five hours. The traffic was diverted to other narrow roads causing gridlocks in many parts of the city. Kochar Road connecting Jagathy to Peroorkada was worse affected in the city.
Even though City Police had issued strict guidelines meant for the agitators, they all ignored the guidelines. Many of the vehicles that transported them were parked by the side of the main roads, thereby hindering the passage of other vehicles.
The drivers of these buses were instructed to park by the side of the NH-66 bypass, they were left with no other option than to permit the parking in other parts of the city later on. As a result, the roads that led to the city were also clogged.
There were also several buses that brought activists from the northern districts of Kerala for the agitations.
It is reported that around 60,000 agitators are estimated to have taken part in the demonstrations. While many recent demonstrations had volunteers entrusted with the task of cleaning up such waste material, this was not the case on Monday.