Farmers gather at the Singhu border during their Dilli Chalo protest, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Farmers gather at the Singhu border during their Dilli Chalo protest, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Singhu, Tikri border points remain closed

The Delhi Police said that while the two border points remained entirely closed, the Badisarai and Jatukara borders were open only for two-wheelers
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:37 PM IST

Two major arterial roads passing through the Singhu and Tikri border points with Haryana continued to remain closed for commuters for the fifth day on Tuesday even as restrictions at some other points left motorists inconvenienced.

Thousands of farmers have been camping at Delhi’s borders and disrupted traffic movement from and to Haryana at Singhu and Tikri since last week seeking the repeal of three farm laws enacted in September.

The Delhi Police said that while the two border points remained entirely closed, the Badisarai and Jatukara borders were open only for two-wheelers.

Also read | Decision should be for farmers of entire country, not Punjab alone: Farm leaders

At the Ghazipur border, farmers used a tractor to break the police barricades. About the incident, deputy commissioner of police (east) Jasmeet Singh said, “The situation is normal now. We have deployed police personnel in adequate numbers at the Ghazipur border.”

Apart from that, commuters continued to be hassled at the Jharoda Kalan border which remains under strict vigilance. “We are allowing traffic out of Delhi, but anyone entering the city using that route will be inconvenienced as the checking there is very strict,” said deputy police commissioner Santosh Kumar Meena.

He added the problem persisted there because the Rohtak flyover on which farmers are moving towards the Tikri border is just 200 metres from Jharoda Kalan.

Monday was relatively relaxed for commuters due to the government holiday on account of the Gurupurab festival.

On Tuesday, the police tweeted to list of other borders points and alternate routes that the motorists can take to commute between Delhi and Haryana. Around 7am, the traffic police posted the first tweet and said that the Singhu border was closed from both sides.

“Singhu border is still closed from both sides. Please take alternate route. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk & GTK road. Traffic is very very heavy. Please avoid outer ring road from the signature bridge to Rohini &Vice versa, GTK road, NH 44 & Singhu border,” the traffic police tweeted.

About the Tikri border, the police first issued an alert, saying that the border is closed for any traffic movement. The traffic police said that Badusarai and Jhatikara borders were open only for two-wheelers traffic. It also listed other borders points for commuters to Haryana such as Kharida, Dhaana, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH-8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera.

As soon as the police posted the advisories, many began posting their queries about the traffic disruptions and sought suggestions regarding their planned journeys.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
At present, the Centre is vaccinating healthcare workers across the country.(HT_PRINT)
At present, the Centre is vaccinating healthcare workers across the country.(HT_PRINT)

Fraudsters calling up senior citizens for Covid-19 vaccines, alerts Centre

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Though the Centre has not yet revealed when the vaccination of senior citizens will begin or what the price for each dose will be for the senior citizens, the health department has made it clear that there will be no third-party registration.
Close
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI)

Elected Congress president by June 2021, announces KC Venugopal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, the last full-time party chief, resigned in July 2019 after the party's second successive Lok Sabha election loss.
Close
Representational photo. (HT Archive)
Representational photo. (HT Archive)

Strategically important Ujh hydroelectric project in J&K gets forest panel nod

By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The project will involve the loss of about 680ha of forest land and over 200,000 trees according to project documents on environment ministry’s Parivesh website
Close
The tool will capture the nature and source of emissions in the NCR for interventions to control them. (HT archive)
The tool will capture the nature and source of emissions in the NCR for interventions to control them. (HT archive)

Air Quality panel tasks agencies to develop tool for targeted pollution control

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:04 PM IST
The interventions suggested by the tool can be implemented by the pollution control boards and its implementation can be monitored by citizen watch groups and NGOs
Close
Congress President Sonia Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. “The government has inflicted untold suffering on the people of our country by the manner in which it has managed the Covid-19 pandemic."(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. “The government has inflicted untold suffering on the people of our country by the manner in which it has managed the Covid-19 pandemic."(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'To boost PM Modi's image': Congress picks holes in govt's Covid-19 vaccine plan

Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Noting the rise in hesitancy for Covid-19 vaccine, the committee also slammed the government for allowing blatant politicisation of the regulatory process to clear the vaccine for use in order to boost the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Close
A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was held on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was held on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

'Dismissing angst of millions of farmers': CWC passes resolution on farm laws

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Passed in the CWC meeting on Friday, the resolution noted that the laws did not pass the test of Parliamentary scrutiny as they were "bulldozed by muzzling the voice of the opposition".
Close
Kerala HC has also asked for a regular update on the probe into the case.(HT Photo)
Kerala HC has also asked for a regular update on the probe into the case.(HT Photo)

Kerala mother accused of son's sexual abuse gets bail, court orders SIT probe

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:31 PM IST
  • The case has got wide publicity as it is the first time that a mother was arrested under Pocso charges in Kerala, that too, for exploiting her own child.
Close
Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

'National security compromised': CWC on Arnab Goswami's leaked chats

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • The CWC further said that the silence underlined the government's collusion, complicity and guilt.
Close
Vijayabhaskar said that he took the jab as a doctor and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to instill faith in health workers regarding the vaccine.(ANI)
Vijayabhaskar said that he took the jab as a doctor and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to instill faith in health workers regarding the vaccine.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu health minister gets Covid-19 vaccine, opts for Covaxin

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:51 PM IST
He urged everyone to take the vaccine to safeguard themselves from the deadly virus that has taken the lives of more than 150,000 people in India.
Close
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)

Caught entering girlfriend’s home, shamed Rajasthan youth flees to Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • n the missing complaint, family members expressed apprehension that the boy might have crossed to Pakistan since the family lived very close to the Indo-Pak international border and they had relatives in Pabni village in Pakistan.
Close
In a letter to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, Thackeray claimed that several banks were not following the Centre's guidelines of observing leniency.(HT file photo)
In a letter to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, Thackeray claimed that several banks were not following the Centre's guidelines of observing leniency.(HT file photo)

MNS urges RBI to set up panel to resolve transporters' woes

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Thackeray further claimed that some financiers had issued notices for recovery and were charging 2,000 per notice as fine.
Close
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin led to enhanced immune responses, says Lancet

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The study on 375 participants across the country says the doses, administered 14 days apart during the trial, were well tolerated and led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses.
Close
MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)
MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)

Raj Thackeray writes to RBI chief, complains about transporter harassment

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The MNS chief asked Shaktikanta Das to constitute a high-level committee to probe the irregularities by banks and NBFCs and take punitive action based on the findings
Close
Camel mounted soldiers are silhouetted against the evening sky during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, in New Delhi(AP PHOTO)
Camel mounted soldiers are silhouetted against the evening sky during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, in New Delhi(AP PHOTO)

Gorakhpur student Aniket Mishra to celebrate Republic Day with PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • Mishra, who is currently in the Capital for his exams, will be accompanied by his aunt and is expected to report to Hotel Ashoka in New Delhi on January 25.
Close
Odisha BJP unit chief Samir Mohanty and leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik led the overnight protest against paddy procurement by the government.(HT Photo)
Odisha BJP unit chief Samir Mohanty and leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik led the overnight protest against paddy procurement by the government.(HT Photo)

Odisha BJP protests ‘shoddy’ paddy procurement, govt suspends 15 officials

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:54 PM IST
  • At least 10,000 farmers and BJP leaders had surrounded the RDC office in Sambalpur town on Thursday, protesting deductions in farmers’ payments by rice millers among other issues.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP