A traffic advisory has been issued by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police commissionerate in response to the farmers’ protest on Tuesday. The general public was told by the police that cars entering Gautam Buddh Nagar and going to its boundaries with Delhi would be subject to stringent inspections.
To prevent discomfort from traffic diversions, police have recommendd citizens to use metro services. All kinds of freight vehicles are forbidden from entering Delhi via the Yamuna Expressway and exiting via Sira, Parichowk for Noida/Greater Noida Expressway or Surajpur.
On February 13, a sizable number of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are anticipated to travel to the nation’s capital as part of the “Delhi Chalo March,” which is being organized by some 200 farmers’ unions.
These are the other routes that the police have advised:
1. Vehicles using the Chilla Border to get to Delhi can use the 14A flyover to get to Golchakkar Chowk, Sector 15, then continue on to Sandip Paper Mill Chowk and Jhundpura Chowk before continuing on to their final destination.
2. It is recommended that vehicles traveling to Delhi through the DND Border use the Filmcity Flyover to go to Sector 18 and then continue on to their destination.2.
3. It is advised that vehicles entering Delhi through the Kalindi Border take the Mahamaya Flyover to sector 37 and continue from there.3.
4. Vehicles traveling to Delhi via the Yamuna highway are advised to turn towards Khurja from the Jewar toll and then continue through Jahangirpur.
5. Vehicles heading to Delhi can use the route via Dadri, Dasna instead of using the Peripheral Expressway to Sirsa, Punjab.
6. Emergency vehicles will be permitted to travel to safe locations when traffic is diverted.
Motive of the Protest
More than 200 agricultural unions are scheduled to march to Delhi on February 13 according to announcements made by the farmers’ unions Kisan Mazdoor Morcha and Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political). The implementation of minimum support price (MSP) for crops is one of the requests that the farmers are pressuring the federal government to grant.
Minimum Support Price
The Indian government uses the Minimum Support Price (MSP) as a type of market intervention to protect farmers from sudden drops in farm prices. At the start of the planting season, the Indian government announces minimum support prices for specific crops based on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP). The Government of India sets the MSP price to shield farmers, who are the producers, from unjustified price drops in years of exceptional output.
The government guarantees their produce at the minimum support prices. The main goals are to acquire food grains for public distribution and to assist farmers in distress sales. Government agencies buy all of the quantity that farmers offer at the published minimum price, in the event that the market price for the commodity drops below the minimum price announced because of excess supply and a glut in the market.