Seven other borders also remained close and those are Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Jharoda Piao Maniyari and Mangesh in outer and south western parts of the city and Chilla border, connecting Delhi and Noida, in east Delhi.
On Tuesday, the farmers protesting all over the country, completely blocked Delhi-Meerut expressway at Ghazipur-Ghaziabad border that is the only connection between Delhi and Ghaziabad. Until Monday only one carriageway was blocked along with the service road of NH-24 at the UP gate border which is closed since 10 days. The highway was forcefully blocked by the protesting farmers near about 10 am on Tuesday. However, they kept a passage open for emergency service vehicles to pass through. A video also got viral, of the farmer groups at Ghazipur border making the way for a hearse van and the vehicles accompanied. Other than the Delhi-Meerut expressway, several other borders also remained blocked due to the farmers’ protest are Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Jharoda, Piao Maniyari and Mangesh in outer and South-Western parts of the city and Chilla border, that connects Delhi and Noida, in east Delhi. The security personnel stand guards at Singhu border during the ongoing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s farm reform laws, in New Delhi on December 8th.
4000 traffic police have been deployed strategically to look after the traffic so it remains smooth without causing major problems. Also additional forces are deployed in the markets and other places to maintain the law and order. The spokesperson of the Delhi police says, ‘they have sufficient force on ground to ensure the traffic remains smooth’. The situation is being watched at the border areas. “Diversions have been made wherever required to ensure minimum inconvenience to the general public, ”he added. Drones were also arranged to monitor traffic and the borders.