Farmers’ march: 114 companies of paramilitary forces in Haryana, tight security in Noida

Noida Police on Monday said there may be traffic pressure on the routes to and from Delhi in view of the proposed farmers’ protest in the national capital on Tuesday.

Police said that due to protests in the national capital, intensive security checks will be carried out in the Noida-Delhi border areas with the possibility of route diversion, and urged people to opt for metro services for their commute.

Several farmer unions, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab, have called for a march on February 13 to demand a law guaranteeing MSP (minimum support price) for their produce, one of the conditions. Which they had put forward when they agreed to withdraw their agitation. In 2021.

“The general public is informed that a protest is proposed in Delhi on Tuesday by the farmers regarding their problems. During the said program, intensive checking will be done by Delhi Police and Gautam Buddha Nagar Police by setting up barriers at all the borders, due to which the police has issued a “In case of increased traffic pressure on the routes from Noida to Delhi border, traffic will be diverted as per requirement,” the statement said.

“People going to Delhi please use Metro as much as possible to avoid traffic inconvenience. All types of goods vehicles on the route from Yamuna Expressway to Delhi via Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and from Sirsa to Surajpur via Parichowk. Arrival will be restricted.” Police added.

Police said diversions will be done on other routes including DND, Chilla border routes but vehicles will be allowed in case of emergency. “In case of traffic inconvenience, you can contact the traffic helpline number 9971009001. Please use alternative routes to avoid inconvenience,” the police said.

Officials said that in view of the proposed ‘Delhi Chalo’ march of farmers, a total of 114 companies of paramilitary forces and Haryana Police have been deployed in the state.

Haryana Police has implemented elaborate measures to maintain law and order in the state and ensure safety of the general public, an official spokesperson said on Monday. “A total of 114 companies have been deployed in various districts, including 64 paramilitary forces and 50 Haryana Police,” the spokesperson said.

These companies are equipped with anti-riot equipment and are deployed in districts that are sensitive and bordering Punjab. Additionally, surveillance technologies such as drones and CCTV cameras are being used to keep an eye on “miscreants and mischievous elements”, the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that Haryana Police is fully capable of dealing with any disturbance or untoward incident. “The public is urged not to pay attention to misleading content on social media platforms, as the police are actively monitoring such elements and will take strict legal action against those spreading rumours,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson also appealed to the public to report any suspicious activities on Haryana Police helpline number-112 to facilitate appropriate legal action.

Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in many districts, prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons and reminding people to follow the law.

The spokesperson also informed the general public that passengers traveling from Chandigarh to Delhi should take the route via Panchkula, Barwala, Saha, Shahbad, Kurukshetra or Karnal to reach Delhi via Panchkula, Barwala, Yamunanagar (NH-344), Ladwa, Indri. Should be considered.

Similarly, those traveling from Delhi to Chandigarh are advised to use the route via Karnal, Indri, Ladwa, Yamunanagar (NH-344), Panchkula or Kurukshetra, Shahbad, Saha, Barwala, Panchkula, the spokesperson said.

Police appealed to the public to consider using the rail route to travel to Punjab as a precaution.