Barbed Wire Fencing, Teargas, Water Cannons Await Protesting Farmers As They Move Towards Delhi

In addition to barricading many layers, jersey barriers were also fitted with barbed wire fencing to stop the farmers from entering Delhi. 


New Delhi| Barbed wire fencing, Barricades, water cannons and heavy police deployment awaited the farmers as they marched their way to Delhi to protest three agri laws brought by the Central govt. While the borders of the national capital have been sealed to stop the farmers from entering Delhi, the first day of the protest also saw confrontations between farmers and police at various points along the borders of Haryana.

In the chilly winters, police used water cannons to disperse the protesting farmers who began their journey to the national capital in Trucks, tractors and trolleys. At some places, police also used teargas on a group of farmers trying to remove barricades to move forward.

Meanwhile, the police have beefed up vigilance across Delhi border. Every vehicle is being checked by police which has led to massive traffic congestion. Moreover, the metro services on all the routes at selected stations especially near Delhi borders have been suspended. Thus, working-class travelling from NCR cities like Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad are facing major problems.

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Delhi Traffic Police issued an alert and appealed people to avoid Mukarba Chowk. Vehicles are not being allowed towards the Singhu border. Police have advised interstate vehicles to go through Western / Eastern Peripheral Expressway. Heavy police forces are deployed in border areas.

Metro service will be affected due to the farmer movement. According to the information given by DMRC, you can enter Noida from Delhi by metro but not from Noida to Delhi. Exit gates will be opened only for passengers coming from Delhi. If there is some change on Friday morning, there will be a change in the operation of the metro.

The most likely possibility of farmers coming to Delhi is from the Singhu border adjoining Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal. For this reason, security arrangements at the Singhu border have also been made extremely tight compared to other places. In addition to barricading many layers, jersey barriers were also fitted with barbed wire fencing. The police have also called for a dumper filled with mud and sand to block the protesters’ path here. A number of cranes were also floated together so that barricades could be shifted immediately through cranes to another location if barricades are broken down in one place. There was also a huge gathering of police and paramilitary forces here and every vehicle coming from Haryana was under strict check. Drone cameras are also being used for surveillance. Strict checking is being done inside the interstate buses by stopping them.

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