Delhi Chalo protest of farmers- Haryana suspends internet, SMS service

As the farmer organisations are gearing up to take part in ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation on February 13 to press for their demands, the Punjab and Haryana borders have been closed for vehicular traffic; with diversion of routes.

Haryana Government has suspended the internet and SMS service in seven districts of the state.   

In the wake of farmers’ protest, the Haryana Police have issued an advisory for February 13, asking commuters to take alternative routes.

The Ambala and Patiala Police have started diverting the traffic in their respective areas and have also issued diversion routes for the commuters.

The demands of the farmer organisations include a legal guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP) and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations.

On Thursday, massive traffic jams were witnessed on the Delhi-Noida border as police personnel were deployed to check vehicles after a protest called by farmers in Noida and Greater Noida.

Amid the farmer's protest in Delhi-NCR, later a team of three union ministers held a meeting with the leaders of farmer organisations in Chandigarh.

Farmer groups in Noida and Greater Noida have been protesting since December 2023, with demands for greater compensation and developed plots against their lands acquired by the local development authorities in the past.

In the event of traffic disruptions on NH-44 Delhi-Chandigarh Highway, passengers traveling from Chandigarh to Delhi are advised to take alternative routes via Derabassi, Barwala/Ramgarh, Saha, Shahabad, Kurukshetra, or through Panchkula, NH-344 Yamunanagar Indri/Pipli, Karnal.

Similarly, passengers traveling from Delhi to Chandigarh are encouraged to reach their destination via Karnal, Indri/Pipli, Yamunanagar, Panchkula, or Kurukshetra, Shahabad, Saha, Barwala, Ramgarh.

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