Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 25
A day ahead of their tractor march, farmers from Punjab and Haryana have reached Singhu and Tikri borders in giant numbers main to very large traffic snarls on Karnal–Delhi and Rohtak–Delhi stretches of two nationwide highways.
Many extra are nonetheless on the way in which resulting in the sluggish motion of traffic on roads resulting in the nationwide capital.
Over 12-kilometre of NH-44, from Bahalgarh village to Singhu border in Sonipat district, is witnessing a large traffic jam as farmers have parked their tractors on either side of the freeway.
In Jhajjar district, a 15-km lengthy Bahadurgarh bypass is jam-packed with tractor-trailers forcing Punjab farmers to take Bahadurgarh metropolis route to succeed in Tikri resulting in traffic chaos.
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Tractors, bearing tricolour have created a patriotic ambiance at Tikri.
In Karnal, enthusiastic farmers proceed to march in direction of Delhi on tractors, main to finish traffic chaos on the nationwide highway-44. Several farmers are marching on foot displaying their resentment in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines handed by the Union authorities.
On the opposite hand, at Bastara toll plaza, in absence of male farmers who’ve left for Delhi, girls have taken over the cost of the protest on the toll plaza, the place the farmers have been sitting on dharna since December 25 to make the toll plaza free for commuters.
In Ambala, enthusiastic farmers proceed to maneuver on the Amritsar-Delhi National Highway.
However, the frequency of tractors passing on the NH appear to have decreased on Monday morning in contrast with the numbers of tractors seen over the past three days.
A majority of farmers from Ambala and Kurukshetra had left for Delhi on Friday or Saturday.
Gurugram police are usually not permitting entry of tractors on Delhi-Jaipur expressway and are asking the farmers to stay to the designated route.
Meanwhile, Haryana police have issued a traffic advisory for folks travelling to or from Delhi on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
A spokesperson of the Haryana Police stated that in view of the safety and traffic preparations for Republic Day and the proposed Tractor Rally, commuters will face traffic disruptions on NH between Karnal to Delhi and Rohtak to Delhi from 25-27 Jan 2021. Traffic on KMP-KGP Expressway will even be impacted and Interchanges at Kundli, Assaudha and Badli is not going to be accessible to traffic motion on these dates.
“Therefore, all commuters are being suggested to not use these routes on these dates, to keep away from any inconvenience,” stated the advisory.