Farmers’ protest: After Singhu border, Delhi Police close Tikri border too

Traffic police alerted commuters that both the carriageways of the Tikri border are closed and motorists could neither enter Delhi, nor attend Haryana via that route.

Delhi police deployed in large numbers to prevent farmers coming to Delhi during their Dilli Chalo protest, at Singhu border in New Delhi on November 27.

Even as the Singhu border near outer Delhi’s Narela has remained closed for traffic since Thursday evening due to thousands of agitating farmers marching towards Delhi, on Friday morning police also closed the Tikri border that leads from Delhi to Bahadurgarh.

Traffic police alerted commuters that both the carriageways of the Tikri border are closed and motorists could neither enter Delhi, nor attend Haryana via that route.

The Singhu border that connects Narela and adjoining Delhi areas with Sonepat was closed around 4.30 pm on Thursday as Delhi Police said that they had inputs from their Haryana counterparts about farmers nearing the border.

Gaurav Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (outer-north), said on Thursday evening that the Singhu border would be open by 7pm, but that didn’t happen because the threat didn’t mitigate.

Motorists are advised to avoid the Singhu border, the Tikri border, NH-44, Outer bypass, and Mukarba Chowk in sight of the blockades and strict checking at the borders.

While other border routes have remained open, police checking in the least those points has bogged down traffic heavily since Wednesday evening.

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