Noida Police heightened security measures along its borders with Delhi on Thursday in response to the farmers’ march towards Parliament. The Bharatiya Kisan Parishad (BKP) protest prompted traffic slowdowns on various routes, including the Noida-Greater Expressway and DND. The Farmer Unions across Uttar Pradesh,
To manage the situation, barriers were installed at all Delhi borders, and senior officials were deployed to control traffic.
#WATCH | UP farmers marching towards Parliament stopped by police in Noida
The farmers are protesting over their various demands including hiked compensation pic.twitter.com/fwdQ2mVM4R
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Security Measures Amid Protest
The Noida Police implemented CrPC section 144 and issued a traffic advisory due to the farmers’ movement. Barriers were erected at Delhi borders and key locations like Kisan Chowk. Each vehicle underwent thorough inspection, leading to slow-moving traffic. The police ensure continuous monitoring of traffic to ensure safety and security.
Farmers’ Protest and Route Diversions
Under the banner of BKP, the farmers gathered at the Mahamaya Flyover in Noida before proceeding towards Parliament. Their demands include hiked compensation and developed plots for land acquired by local authorities. Traffic diversions were enforced on several routes in Noida and Greater Noida to accommodate the tractor march and minimize disruptions.
Reasons Behind Farmers’ Protest
Farmers in Noida and Greater Noida have been protesting since December 2023, advocating for increased compensation and developed plots for land acquisition. Groups like Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha demand 10% of Abadi land. The prolonged protest has seen farmers camping outside government offices, seeking resolution to their grievances.
Routes to Avoid and Traffic Advisory
Noida Police issued a traffic advisory, urging commuters to avoid specific routes due to the farmers’ movement. Traffic bans and diversions were implemented on key stretches to manage the flow of vehicles. Emergency vehicles were prioritized for safe passage, and a dedicated traffic helpline number was provided for assistance.
The intensified security measures by Noida Police amid the farmers’ protest march to Parliament aim to ensure public safety and manage traffic disruptions. The protest reflects the farmers’ persistent demands for fair compensation and land development, prompting the authorities to implement traffic diversions and security protocols.