Despite the quota bill offer to Jats it failed to end stir. Army was deployed on streets and the road block continued for the third day disrupting vehicular traffic. Airfares sky rocketed to a new high as there was no other alternative for travelling to Chandigarh. We find that there is chaos and confusion on the roads as hundreds of Jat youth wielding swords, sickles, iron rods attacked shops, eateries and vehicles on the GT Road making it a total mess. Over 800 trains were cancelled and with the Chandigarh-Delhi highway blocked and with road and rail network remaining severely affected we saw the airfare on the rise. Delhi felt the pinch as Water supply was cut off to the state from Haryana. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited had suspended operations at its two plants in Haryana. The number of central forces deployed in the State touched 5000.
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