Traffic Disruption In Delhi Due To Farmers Tractor Rally.

Traffic Disruption In Delhi Due To Farmers Tractor Rally.


oday the 135Km six lane road that surrounds the National Capital Region (NCR) which is a high speed road for the heavy cargo trucks will be filled with tractors by the farmers who are demanding the center to repeal the three farm laws which it introduced. The farmers who are camping at the borders of Delhi will be driving the tractors as the rally is called by some 40 farmer unions. The rally will run on the Western Peripheral Expressway that begins from Ghaziabad and ends at Palwal. People who travel this way have been asked to avoid it today by the police as the other half of the expressway makes a circle around the NCR.

The police at Gautam Budh Nagar in Delhi have said that vehicle will not be allowed in that expressway from Beel Akbarpur and Sirsa towards Palwal from 12 pm to 3 pm and those taking these ways to move towards Sonipat won’t be allowed to get on the expressway from 2 pm to 5 pm. A total of 40 farmer unions under the group of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha are the organizers of the rally.

The round of talks between the farmers and the union failed to break the deadlock on January 5 and the farmer’s leaders said that the Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar asked the farmers to go to the Supreme Court as the central government does not intend to withdraw the law.

The tractor rally was planned for Tuesday but due to bad weather the rally had to be postponed by a day. The farmers have said that another tractor rally will be organized on January 26 when the nation marks its most important celebration day of becoming a republic country. The farmers are protesting in the borders for over 40 days now and on January 26 they are urging the civilians to join the rally and come out of their homes in support of the farmers.

The farmers want a guarantee of Minimum Support Price and a total roll back of the 3 farm laws by the central government while on the other hand the government is trying to project the benefits of the newly introduced farm laws by saying that the new laws will remove the middle men from the farming sector and this will further help the farmers to sell their produces all over the country. The government has also blamed the opposition for the ongoing protest by stating that they are misguiding the farmers.