Farmers’ Protest Today, Farm Laws Protest Live Updates: Massive traffic jams hit parts of the national capital, including Lutyens’ Delhi and ITO, on Friday amid a protest march organised by members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) against the Centre’s farm laws. The Delhi Traffic Police alerted commuters about closure of specific roads and suggested diversions to avoid any inconvenience. It said most of the calls regarding traffic jam came from New Delhi, Dhaula Kuan, ITO, Vikas Marg, Delhi Gate, Karol Bagh areas. ITO stretch is heavily choked by the vehicles. There was also traffic at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital roundabout. Many commuters took to Twitter to complain about the traffic. Delhi Police have done heavy barricading around Gurudwara Rakab Ganj and Parliament owing to the security situation. It has also detained SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, his wife Harsimrat Kaur and other party leaders.
Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police informed about closure of roads at Jharoda Kalan border and suggested commuters to refrain from using these routes in view of the farmers’ movement. “Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, RML Hospital, GPO, Ashoka Road, Baba Kharak Singh Marg will be full due to the farmers’ movement. Please refrain from using these routes,” the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted in Hindi. “Jharoda Kalan border both the roads have been closed by barricading dye to the farmers movement, please refrain from using this route,? another tweet mentioned. “The traffic coming from Gurgaon to Sadar Patel Marg and the traffic coming from Narayan to loop has also been diverted towards Ring Road Moti Bagh, the traffic will remain heavy,” the traffic police said in another tweet. Traffic going from Pusa roundabout towards Shankar Road has also been diverted towards Pusa Road, the traffic police said. Two Delhi Metro stations near Tikri border with Haryana, one of the sites of the ongoing farmers’ protests, were on Friday closed owing to security reasons, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said. The two stations in Haryana — Pandit Shree Ram Sharma and Bahadurgarh City — fall on the Green Line of the network. Later, DMRC informed that entry and exit gates for Bahudargarh City have been opened.