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Barricades removed at Tikri border

Press Reporter News Service

Jhajjar, October 28

Two days after a committee of senior officers visited the Tikri border, the work to take away the barricades on the border was began on Thursday night.

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A barricade being eliminated at Tikri border. TRIBUNE PHOTO

The Delhi police had blocked the Nationwide Freeway-9 (Rohtak-Delhi) at Tikri by doing multi-layered barricading on the border round 11 months in the past.

Cement obstacles but to go

4 out of the eight layers of barricades on the Tikri border have been eliminated. Nonetheless, the cement barricades are nonetheless there and the street stays closed for commuters, an official mentioned.

Sources mentioned a JCB machine had been used to demolish concrete barricades, whereas the variety of Delhi police and paramilitary forces deputed on the border had additionally been decreased. The barricade elimination work is prone to proceed all night time.

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Farmers have been staying placed on the one facet of the freeway in Bahadurgarh city. The official panel, after visiting the Tikri border, additionally expressed the potential of opening one facet of the freeway after speaking to the Delhi police.

The transfer comes days after a Supreme Court docket listening to that noticed farmer unions arguing that the police had been chargeable for the blockade on the Delhi borders.

The police had put a number of layers of barricades on the roads, full with big nails and large concrete blocks as 1000’s of farmers had tried to cross Delhi borders in November final 12 months.

4 out of the eight layers of barricades on the Tikri border have been eliminated.

Nonetheless, the cement barricades are nonetheless there and the street stays closed for commuters, an officer mentioned.

In movies doing the rounds on social media, JCB machines had been seen eradicating blockades on the Tikri border.

Sources within the Delhi Police mentioned that such train is prone to be launched at Singhu and Ghazipur border factors within the coming days.

Hundreds of farmers have been tenting on the three borders factors, Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur, protesting the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines since November 26, 2020.

In regards to the elimination of blockades on the Tikri Border on Thursday night time, a senior police officer mentioned some layers of barricades that had been positioned by the police have been eliminated.

“The association on the Tikri border when it comes to infrastructure has been decreased. Seven to eight layers of various kinds of barricades had been positioned earlier and we’ve got eliminated some of them,” the officer mentioned.

That is achieved as a transfer to open the street for site visitors quickly, he mentioned. “At current, there isn’t a site visitors circulate because the roads are closed. Barricades might be fully eliminated quickly to slowly ease the circulate of site visitors,” the officer added.

(With PTI inputs)

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