The deadlock between farmers and police finally ended as Delhi police agreed to give the protesting farmers permission to hold the proposed tractor march on Republic Day, 26th January.
“Tractor parades likely to start from Ghazipur, Tikri, and Singhu border points. Details of the march will be finalised tonight,” the farmer leaders said. Darshan Pal revealed that farmers are allowed to enter Delhi and travel up to 10 km distance on each route.
Meanwhile, as thousands of farmers set to begin the R-Day tractor rally towards Delhi, Haryana police authorities have released a traffic advisory on Sunday to ask people to avoid some specific routes during the commencement of the Republic Day event.
The advisory asked people to avoid unnecessary travel towards Delhi between January 25 and 27 as traffic movement would be disruptive on the national highway from Karnal and Rohtak towards Delhi. It also added, saying, “Traffic on KMP-KGP expressway will also be impacted and interchanges at Kundli, Assaudha and Badli will not be accessible to traffic movement on these dates. Therefore, all commuters are being advised not to use these routes on these dates to avoid any inconvenience,”
The Delhi Traffic Police has also issued an advisory addressing the people to avoid several routes on 26th January until the parades and rallies are over.
“There would be elaborate traffic arrangements and restrictions in place for smooth conduct of the parade and tableaux along with respective routes,” the advisory read.
As per the advisory, a number of roads will be restricted for a few hours in order to conduct smooth passage of the Republic Day parade. No traffic will be allowed at Vijay Chowk from 6:00 pm on 25 January till the parade is over.
Further, no cross traffic on Rajpath intersections will be allowed on 25 January from 11 pm onwards till the parade is conducted, according to the traffic police.
It informed that metro services will remain available at all stations during the Republic Day Parade. However, boarding and deboarding of some stations would not be permitted.
While boarding and deboarding will not be allowed from 5 am till 12 noon at Kendriya Sachivalaya and Udyog Bhawan metro stations, in Lok Kalyan Marg (Race Course), Patel Chowk and ITO, the boarding and de-boarding will not be allowed from 8:45 am to 12 noon on Tuesday.
“In case any unidentified object or suspicious person is seen, information must be conveyed to the nearest policeman on duty,” the advisory reads.
On Friday, a new route proposal for the tractor rally was given to the farmers and discussions were held on Saturday. The farmers decided to finally agree to the proposal having rejected the previous proposal to hold the tractor march on the Kundli border.
After a bench comprising of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian of the Supreme Court announced that the police has the authority to deal with the issue pertaining to the proposed tractor march in Delhi on 26th January.