Farmers’ Protest: Delhi-Meerut Expressway blocked yet again

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New Delhi: As the farmers’ protests are getting intense day by day, vehicular movement at Delhi-Meerut Expressway has completely stopped on Tuesday morning.

The farmers protesting against the new controversial farm laws at the Ghazipur-Ghaziabad border for the past 27 days have blocked all its carriageways.

In the early morning, the Delhi Traffic Police took to microblogging site Twitter and wrote, “Traffic Alert. Ghazipur Border both carriageways are closed for traffic movement due to farmer protests.”

Jasmeet Singh, Deputy commissioner of police (east) also confirmed the blockade at the border by the farmers protesting there.

The sudden blockage of the expressway has provoked the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police to redirect traffic to substitute the border, for example, the ones at Anand Vihar, Bhopra, and Apsara. Keeping in view that the barricade may prompt traffic turmoil during the morning office time, authorities from the Uttar Pradesh organization and Delhi Police are talking about the resuming of at any rate one carriageway with the protesting farmers.

Farmers protesting against the farm laws at the UP Gate border have involved the expressway carriageway and service roads going to Delhi from Ghaziabad since they started their tumult a month ago.

Blockage of the expressway is the second time since Monday evening that the expressway has been hindered by the farmers, who are asserting that few farmers from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were halted from continuing to the Delhi border and join the protest. The close to the hour-long barricade on Monday was cleared after the authorities of the UP administration guaranteed the farmers that no one will be halted from going towards the border.

The Singh and Tikri border where many farmers are fighting against the farm laws keep on leftover shut while one carriageway at the Chilla (Delhi-Noida connecting road) outskirt is open for vehicles entering Delhi from Noida. Drivers going to Noida are being redirected to different borders, for example, DND, Kalindi Kunj, New Ashok Nagar, Kondli, and Dallupura.