The Kisan Andolan against the new agricultural laws will intensify in the coming days. In many states, farmers made toll plazas free. On Singhu Border, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu announced that thousands of farmers will start their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on their tractors at 11 am on the Shahjahanpur to Jaipur-Delhi highway in Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, the toll plazas of highways in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan are seeing a large number of farmers coming in. The farmers have also announced that the representatives of their unions will sit on a hunger strike during a nationwide protest on 14 December.
In view of the announcement by the agitating farmers against the Center and blocking the Jaipur-Delhi Highway and Delhi-Agra Expressway ), Delhi Police has increased security on borders. Thousands of farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi for the last 16 days. They are demanding the withdrawal of agricultural laws.
Multi-level blockers and police forces are deployed at borders. Police has also made various security arrangements; a senior police officer informed the media. At the demonstration sites as well, police has taken various measures so that the passengers do not face any kind of trouble.
The Delhi Traffic Police has deployed its personnel so that the commuters are not disturbed. All this has been done along the important borders. Apart from this, people are also being given information about open and closed routes through Twitter.
On Wednesday, farmer leaders rejected the government’s proposal to amend the new agricultural laws. Along with blocking the Jaipur-Delhi and Yamuna Expressways on Saturday, they announced to intensify their agitation.
On Saturday, the traffic police tweeted and informed the passengers about the closure of Singhu, Auchandi, Piyu Maniyari, and Mangesh borders. Police has advised people to go from the toll tax limits of Lampur, Safiabad, Saboli and Singhu schools. Traffic police said that the route has been changed from Mukarba and GTK Road, so people should avoid going on Outer Ring Road, GT Karnal Road and National Highway-44.
The traffic police said that the Chilla and Ghazipur borders are closed for traffic from Noida and Ghaziabad due to farmers’ demonstrations. So, people can use Anand Vihar, DND, Apsara and Bhopra borders to come to Delhi.
Farmer leaders on Saturday maintained their demands and said that they are ready to hold talks with the government but first three new agricultural laws will be repealed.