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Delhi-Noida Borders Witness Massive Traffic Jams After Farmers’ Protest

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Delhi-Noida Borders Witness Massive Traffic Jams After Farmers’ Protest

Police personnel have been deployed to check vehicles after a protest was called by farmers in Noida and Greater Noida. The day witnessed massive traffic jams on the Delhi-Noida border today, as per official sources.

With farmers trying to enter the national capital in a bid to reach the Parliament, the police personnel armed with heavy equipment were on alert to restrict movement on the road at the Delhi-Noida borders near Mayur Vihar.

A senior Delhi Police officer at the border said that traffic was being allowed but, if required, the road would be blocked completely.

“As of now, the Uttar Pradesh Police is dealing with them and hopefully they will not enter Delhi,” he said, However, long queues of vehicles completely blocked the roads as several two-wheelers and four-wheelers were stuck in the snarl-up at Sarita Vihar.

Heavy Congestion In Several Areas

Heavy traffic congestion was reported on the Delhi-Noida Highway as well.

Meanwhile, security has been stepped up in the national capital hugely, given the protests by farmers. Heavy duty bulldozers, backhoe machines, Vikrant logistic vehicles, riot control vehicles, and water cannons have been parked strategically to meet any eventuality in case farmers managed to make an entry, said the officials.

Around 150 farmers have been stopped near the Mahamaya flyover in Noida by the Uttar Pradesh Police, officials said.

Alternative Routes Suggested To Daily Commuters

Alternative traffic arrangements have been made and advisory was issued to commuters to avoid certain roads. Commuters have been advised to plan their transit routes accordingly.

“Heavy security arrangements have been made in different border entry points in the national capital. No one will be allowed to breach law and order,” a senior police officer said.

Heavy security forces have already been deployed along with paramilitary forces, said another police officer.

Heavy traffic is expected on the routes connected to areas like Soniya Vihar, DND, Chilla, Ghazipur, Sabhapur, Apsara and Loni borders.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Section 144 was imposed ahead of the protests in Noida and Greater Noida, said Gautam Budh Nagar Police.

Notably, since December 2023, farmer groups in Noida and Greater Noida have been protesting, seeking greater compensation, and developing plots against their lands acquired by the local development authorities in the past.

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