News Link: Farmers Protest - 7 Borders Connecting Delhi With UP & Haryana Remains Completely Closed – By MK (Editor)
As many as seven borders connecting Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh remained completely closed on Monday. Due to the ongoing farmers’ protest, causing traffic jam and inconvenience to motorists in many parts of the city.
The borders that are completely shut are Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh, Jharoda and Chilla. While the first six borders connect Delhi with Haryana. The Chilla border is used by people travelling between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, Greater Noida, Jewar, Mathura, Agra and Lucknow.
No new border was blocked by the protesting farmers. They have been camping at the Haryana-Delhi and Uttar Pradesh-Delhi borders for the past 11 days.
On Monday, the Delhi Traffic Police also issued alerts and advisories on social media. Informing commuters about the closure of the borders as well as the alternate routes they should be taking to avoid traffic jams.
“Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh borders are closed. NH 44 is closed on both sides. Take alternate routes via Lampur, Safiabad, Saboli borders. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba and GTK road. Avoid Outer Ring Road, GTK road, NH44,” the traffic police informed through Twitter.
The traffic police also updated that Tikri, Jharoda borders are closed for any traffic movement. It said that Badusarai border is open only for cars and two wheelers while Jhatikara border is open only for two wheeler traffic.
As far as the Chilla border on Delhi-Noida link road is concerned, the traffic police alert on Twitter seemed confusing. While the vehicle movement on both the carriageways (between Delhi and Noida) is shut due the farmers’ protest. The traffic police is only updating about the roads connecting Delhi from Noida.
A senior Delhi Traffic Police officer said, “We have increased the presence of traffic personnel at the main points. mostly on the borders to regulate the traffic movement manually.” The officer said that the traffic chaos would get over by noon but may worsen during the evening peak hours.
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Farmers Protest - 7 Borders Connecting Delhi With UP & Haryana Remains Completely Closed