Delhi: Traffic diverted to Akshardham amid ongoing farmers’ protest

February 01, 2021 | Updated 12:21 pm

The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday morning (February 1) decide to divert most vehicular traffic at Akshardham towards Noida amid the ongoing farmers’ agitation at Ghazipur (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) border.

The protest at the Ghazipur border, against the newly introduced farm laws, entered its 66th day on Monday as well.

Security has been beefed up as farmers continue to reach make their way to the protest site for the past two to three days.

Since November 26, farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.