Numerous farmers are on the rally spree in Delhi today, roads to avoid and instructions to follow:
As per the live news published on NDTV and according to the new reporters, Delhi Traffic police has announced that some diversions points are expected to be crowded owing to the rally to be held by farmers in Delhi today. These points include from Mirchand Chowk, JLN Marg, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Marg, Delhi Gate and R/A Kamala Mkt to Ajmari Gate, Bhavbhuti Marg, Hamdard Chowk, Paharganj Chowk and Chaman Lal Marg.
A Kisaan Rally will be seen organized by the Sanyukt Kisaan Morcha on 20th March 2023 at the Ramleela Ground, New Delhi where according to the organizers around 20,000 to 25000 participants will be seen, who are likely to attend the rally along with the farmers. They will start coming to the discussed venue from the intervening night of 19-20 March 2023. Traffic restrictions or regulations shall be imposed on 20th March from 9 A.M on these above-mentioned road stretches and some surrounding areas will include Ranjeet Singh Flyover from Barakhamba Road to Guru Nanak Chowk, from Minto Road R/L to R/A Kamla Market, JLN Marg, Vivekananda Marg, R/A Kamla Market to Guru Nanak Chowk, Chaman Ali Marg, Ajmer Gate towards Asaf Ali Road, Pharaganj Chowk and R/A Jandewalan, Desh Bandhu Gupta Road to Ajmeri Gate, as stated by Delhi Traffic advisory.
Some instructions were also shared by the Traffic Police Dept of Delhi for the common public such as people being strictly advised to avoid the above-mentioned roads or stretches to avoid overcrowding or getting stuck in traffic for hours. The commuters going to New Delhi Railway Station, Nizamuddin Railway Station, ISBT and Old Delhi Railway should leave with adequate time at hand to adjust and accommodate any kind of unintentional and possible delays on these routes. Public transport is requested to be availed by the general public to help in road decongestion and parking must be made only at the designated parking lots. Any roadside parking will not be entertained and can be under unwanted fine imposition as laid by the Delhi Police.
Roadside must not be jammed with unnecessary public transport or even private ones as this may lead to hindrance in the normal flow of traffic, the Traffic dept stated. They also mentioned that any usual or unidentified object or person under any suspicious circumstances if noticed, then the information shall be directly shared with the Delhi Police and not with any other sources. The actions will then be taken accordingly.
Hannah Mollah, VC of All India Kisan Sabha has been in constant commute with the Delhi Police about the Rally location and stated that the organizers were denied permission to hold the rally at the previously decided Jantar Mantar and hence shifted to the Ramleela Ground. The reasons as reflected through internal sources claim that this rally is a protest of the enraged farmers over the non-implementation of measures to ensure a guaranteed Minimum Support Price (MSP). Thus the iconic location of Ramleela Ground where the rally will be seen will become a message to the Delhi Police to express their resentment. The farmers in this rally will be hailing from the northeastern states of Haryana, Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Bihar.
The framers will press for their demand and fulfilment of promises by the Centre to Provide MSP, discarding cases registered by the Central and State police for protests on railways and highway tracks, revoking the Electricity Amendment Act and compensating their families who have earlier died at various protest sites along the Delhi Borders, as published by Newsclick. in.