Barricades, barbed wires, Article 144…; Delhi fortified ahead of farmers’ ‘Dilli Chalo’ march

Feb 13, 2024

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Security measures have been intensified at the Delhi borders in anticipation of the scheduled ‘Delhi Chalo’ March by farmers on February 13. At Delhi’s Tikri Border, barricades and barbed wires have been erected, and similar arrangements are observed at the Gazipur Border with rows of barricades lining the road. The Punjab-Haryana border at Shambhu border has been completely shut. Concrete barricades have also been installed to stop the farmers of Punjab from heading towards Delhi. To ensure law and order, Section 144 has been enforced, restricting the entry of tractor trolleys and assemblies. Delhi Police and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) are actively present, and the border sealing preparations are extensive. A robust force of more than 2000 personnel, including CAPF, Crime Branch staff, and battalions, is ready to maintain security and address any untoward incidents. The Delhi Police has also issued a detailed traffic advisory, in view of the farmers’ protest. Meanwhile, farmers participating in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march are staying for the night at Fatehgarh Sahib Highway amid deployment of heavy security at the spot.