The Delhi Traffic Police mentioned on Monday that a number of border factors within the nationwide capital equivalent to Ghazipur, Singhu, Auchandi and others have been closed for visitors motion because the farmers’ agitation towards the Centre’s agricultural reforms, which has been happening for 19 days, intensified. The farmers are presently observing a one-day starvation strike which is able to go on until 5 pm together with sit-in protests throughout the nation.
“Ghazipur border is closed for traffic coming from Ghaziabad to Delhi due to farmers protests. People are advised to take alternate routes for coming to Delhi via Anand Vihar, DND, Chilla, Apsara and Bhopra borders,” the Delhi Traffic Police up to date commuters by its Twitter deal with.
It additionally urged to go for alternate routes by way of Lampur, Safiabad and Singhu faculty toll tax borders as a result of closure of Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari, Sabholi and Mangesh border factors and urged commuters to keep away from utilizing Outer Ring Road, GTK street, and NH-44.
On Sunday, the protesting farmers had blocked the Jaipur-Delhi freeway in Rewari with Haryana Police putting barricades and had diverted the visitors coming from Delhi by way of Kasola Chowk and restricted entry of automobiles going in direction of Jaipur. However, the freeway bought partially opened put up 2 pm.
Since November 26, farmers – a majority of them from Punjab and Haryana – have come out on the streets and reached the nationwide capital looking for repeal of Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. These reforms had been launched in the course of the Monsoon session of the Parliament in September.
As many as 5 rounds of talks have been held between the leaders of farmer teams and Union ministers however they’ve reached no logical conclusion. Amid the continued protests, the farmers chief have additionally threatened to dam trains within the coming days if the Centre doesn’t repeal these three reforms.
Meanwhile, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who has been the consultant from Centre’s aspect has reiterated the truth that the legal guidelines have been introduced in for the advantage of farmers including that the federal government is at all times open for dialogue. Tomar on Sunday accused Opposition events of operating propaganda towards the legal guidelines including these legislations could trigger issue for some within the brief time period however shall be useful to farmers in the long term.
“When reforms are undertaken it will benefit farmers in the long run. But in the short run, some may face difficulty. We know we can achieve no gain without difficulties,” he mentioned whereas addressing a delegation of over 100 farmers from Uttarakhand who got here to increase their assist to the reforms.
(With company inputs)