The Delhi Police on Monday said elaborate security arrangements have been made in view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws, and warned that strict action will be taken against those trying to disrupt movement of people or “forcefully” shut shops.
The agitating farmers have called ‘Bharat bandh’ on December 8 and threatened to intensify their agitation and block more roads leading to the national capital if the government did not accept their demands.
Eish Singhal, Delhi Police (PRO), said adequate arrangements have been made by the Delhi Police to ensure normal movement of people on roads during ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday.
“Delhi Police has also issued a traffic advisory for smooth movement of vehicles and commuters. Anybody who tries to disrupt normal movement, life or forcefully closes shops will be strongly dealt with, as per the law,” he said.
Delhi Police has also appealed to everyone to not disrupt life of common citizens and residents of Delhi.
Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police on Monday said the Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh, Tikri and Jharoda borders are closed, it said.
“The National Highway-44 has also been closed on both sides. So those travelling are suggested to take alternative routes via Lampur, Safiabad and Saboli borders. Traffic has also been diverted from Mukarba and GTK road,” it said.
Those travelling towards Noida have been advised to take DND as the Chilla border on the Noida Link road too is closed for traffic, it said.
“The Chilla border on Noida link road is closed for traffic from Noida to Delhi due to farmers’ protests near Gautam Budh Dwar. People are advised to avoid the Noida link road for coming to Delhi and use the DND,” the Traffic Police said.
The Gazipur border on NH-24 is also closed for traffic from Gaziabad to Delhi.
“People are advised to avoid NH-24 for coming to Delhi and use Apsara/ Bhopra/DND for coming to Delhi,” it added.
However, the Badusarai border is open only for light motor vehicles like cars and two-wheelers and Jhatikara border is open only for two-wheeler traffic, it said.
The Traffic Police said those travelling to Haryana can take the route via Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH-8, Bijwasan or Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera borders.
Thousands of farmers have gathered at Delhi’s two borders to protest against the new farm laws, which many farmers say will pave way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.