Bharat Bandh: Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to tighten security in the wake of the call given by farmer unions to observe ‘Bharat Bandh’ today. The farmer unions protesting against the new farm laws at the borders of the National Capital have called for a nationwide strike between 11 am to 3 pm today.
Delhi Traffic Police has informed that borders along Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari and Mangesh will remain closed, while NH-44 has also been closed on both the sides.
The Chilla border on Noida link road is closed from Noida to Delhi while the Gazipur border on NH-24 is closed for traffic from Gaziabad to Delhi. Delhi Traffic police has asked commuters to avoid Outer Ring Road and GT Karnal road.
Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and the All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) have said that the markets across the country including in the National Capital will remain open today and transport services will also remain operative. Issuing a joint statement, CAIT and AITWA said traders and transporters will not be participating in the Bharat Bandh.