Ghaziabad Commuters Face Traffic Chaos Amidst Farmer Union Protest March

The situation also affected commuters in Greater Noida, where traffic diversions were anticipated.

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Commuters in Ghaziabad found themselves stuck in massive traffic jams along the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on Wednesday due to a protest march organized by farmer unions. The congestion was particularly severe on lanes heading towards the national capital at the Delhi-Ghazipur border, with vehicles moving at a snail’s pace as Delhi Police erected barricades in anticipation of farmers reaching the city.

The situation also affected commuters in Greater Noida, where traffic diversions were anticipated. Officials reported plans by the farmers of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Tikait) to assemble at the Knowledge Park metro station using tractors and private vehicles. Heavy traffic congestion was observed near the Delhi-Gurugram border as well.

The planned march route included prominent landmarks such as the India Expo Mart, Sharda University, LG roundabout, and Moser Bear roundabout, culminating at the Collectorate in Surajpur, according to police sources.

In response to the situation, authorities announced potential diversions to ensure smooth traffic flow, with contingencies prepared from Galgotia Cut, Pari Chowk, LG Roundabout, Moser Bear Roundabout, Durga Talkies Roundabout, and Surajpur Chowk. An advisory from the police urged commuters to use alternative routes to minimize inconvenience and provided a helpline number for assistance during traffic disruptions.

BKU national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, addressing a farmers’ gathering in Sisauli, Muzaffarnagar, announced plans for protests in every district of Uttar Pradesh. Following the march on February 21, additional programs were scheduled for February 26 and 27 to support the issues raised by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political). Tikait outlined intentions for tractors to converge on Delhi from various directions, converging at the Ghazipur border.

The ongoing protests highlight the tensions between farmers and the government over contentious agricultural reforms, with demonstrations and marches disrupting normalcy in various parts of the country. As the situation unfolds, authorities are working to manage traffic disruptions and maintain public safety amidst escalating protests.

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