Haryana’s Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said elaborate arrangements have been made by the civil and police administration in Haryana according to directions of the state government.
“The primary objective of these arrangements is to maintain public peace and order, prevent any kind of violence, maintain supply of essential items and to facilitate the functioning of traffic and public transport system across the state. The instructions in force due to Covid-19 pandemic situation have also been kept in mind,” he added in a statement.
Bharat Bandh: Live updates
Meanwhile, Delhi Police has also made adequate arrangements to ensure normal movement of people on the roads for the proposed Bharat Bandh.
Senior police officers warned that anybody who tries to disrupt normal movement or forcefully tries to close shops will be strongly dealt with. “The police appeal to everybody not to disrupt life of common citizens and residents of Delhi,” the Delhi Police PRO said in a statement.
Here’s the list of roads commuters in Delhi need to avoid today-
- Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh borders are closed, the traffic police said.
- NH 44 is closed on both sides. Commuters need to take alternate routes via Lampur, Safiabad, Saboli, NH8/Bhopra/Apsara borders/Peripheral expressway.
- Traffic has also been diverted from Mukarba & GTK road. Avoid Outer Ring Rd, GTK road, NH 44.
- Tikri, Jharoda Borders, Dhansa are closed for any Traffic Movement, DCP traffic western range said.
Daurala, Kapashera, Badusarai, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera are available open borders to Haryana.
- Those driving to Noida have been cautioned to take DND because the
Chillaborder on Noida Link Road has been closed for traffic. NH24 is also closed for traffic from the border at Ghaziabad to Delhi.
Here’s the list of roads commuters in Haryana need to avoid today-
- Almost all the districts in the state except Nuh and Narnaul are likely to be impacted by big or small road jams, Haryana official said.
- In addition, there may also be disruptions on various toll plazas in the state.
- The main national highways Delhi-Ambala (NH-44), Delhi-Hisar (NH-9), Delhi-Palwal (NH-19) and
Delhi to Rewari(NH-48) may also see some traffic disruptions for a short time. The peak time of impact is expected to be between 12 pm to 3 pm.
Agitating farmers call for Bharat Bandh today
<p>Karnataka: Farmers protesting at bus terminal in Belagavi.</p>
About Bharat Bandh
The ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 has been called by farmer unions which have been protesting on Delhi’s borders for 12 days demanding the repeal of the Centre’s new agri-marketing laws.
Talks between the government and protesting farmers remained inconclusive on Saturday even after five rounds of discussions as union leaders stuck to their demand for the repeal of the new farm laws and went on a ‘maun vrat’ seeking a clear ‘yes or no’ reply, forcing the Centre to call for another meeting on December 9 to resolve the deadlock.
The three farm laws enacted in September have been projected by the government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove the middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of Minimum Support Price and do away with the mandis, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates. The Centre has repeatedly asserted that these mechanisms will remain.
(with inputs from agencies)