Delhi Chalo: Border security beefed up as farmers push forward

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Delhi Chalo: Border security beefed up as farmers push forward (Image tweeted @ArunaC_Official)
Delhi Chalo: Border security beefed up as farmers push forward (Image tweeted @ArunaC_Official)

Delhi : Thousands of protesting farmers kept coming towards Delhi and the authorities have enhanced security and stationed sand-laden trucks and water cannons at the Singhu Border to prevent the protesters from entering the city. Drones are being used to keep a vigil and maintain law and order.

Delhi Police had claimed that they will not allow farmers protesting against Centre’s new farm law to enter the city.

According to a news report, the farmers have been stopped at Panipat, Sonipat and Haldwana. However, the farmers say that they are determined to reach Delhi by Thursday night.

Heavy traffic jam at Delhi-Haryana border

With heavy deployment of forces and tight security check, the border areas are experiencing heavy traffic jams. 

Meanwhile, the Haryana Police have appealed to the citizens to avoid travelling on National Highway 10 (Hisar-Rohtak-Delhi) and National Highway 44 (Ambala-Panipat-Delhi), in view of ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march by the farmers.

War of words on Twitter

Politicians are now indulged into a battle of words with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar exchanging words over Twitter.

The Congress veteran asked Khattar why his government was stopping farmers, and the BJP leader told him to stop inciting them.

In order to prevent farmers from entering Delhi, police deployment was made at NH-24, DND, Chilla Border, Tigri border, Bahadurgarh border, Fridabad border, Kalindi Kunj border and Singhu border.

No Metro Services on Friday

To make sure farmers are not entering via metro, the Delhi Metro services have also been suspended on Friday. However, metro services will be available from Delhi towards the NCR sections, they said.

Taking to twitter, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday said, “Update for tomorrow (Friday). As advised by Delhi Police, Metro services will be available only from Delhi towards the NCR sections. However, services from the NCR stations towards Delhi will not be available due to security reasons till further notice.”