Protesting farmers will not block roads in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the nationwide ‘chakka jam’.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha said emergency and essential services such as ambulance and school bus will not be stopped during the ‘chakka jam’ that is being held between 12 pm and 3 pm today.
The farmer unions said that the peasants in other parts of the country will block national and state highways for three hours but in a peaceful way.
“There will be no chakka jam programme inside Delhi since all the protest sites are already in a chakka jam mode. All roads for entering into Delhi will remain open except where farmers’ protest sites are already located,” the SKM said in a statement.
The Delhi and Haryana Police have taken additional security measures this time, after the January 26 violence that had left over 500 security personnel injured and one protestor dead
Security at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders has been tightened by deploying extra forces and putting up multi-layered barricades, barbed wires and nails studded on the roads.