ban on dieselIn a bid to protest against a Supreme Court decision to ban diesel taxis in the national capital, cab drivers again on Tuesday blocked traffic in Delhi’s Mahipalpur.

On Monday, the blockage near Rajokri area obstructed traffic in both the carraigeways from Dhaula Kuan to Gurgaon.

The blockage eventually led to a massive traffic snarl on the Delhi-Gurgaon route with vehicles lined up behind one another for up to 1 km, an official said.

The apex court on Saturday had refused to give more time to taxi operators to switch to the cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG) and banned the diesel-based taxis to run in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) from May 1.