Farmers block Chandigarh-Patiala highway all through the day; commuters pressured to take alternate routes

Farmers block Chandigarh-Patiala highway all through the day; commuters pressured to take alternate routes



Tribune Information Service

Patiala, November 16

The highway connecting Chandigarh and Patiala remained shut on Wednesday as a result of a protest organised by farmer unions related to Samyuky Kisan Morcha (non-political). Consequently, district police needed to make particular preparations for visitors move. Commuters felt harassed, however main visitors snarls had been averted.

Farmer unions related to Samyuky Kisan Morcha (non-political), together with the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) Sidhupur held a protest on the Dhareri Jattan toll plaza over their calls for of compensation for not burning crop residue, cancellation of police instances registered towards farmers and others.

The protest began within the afternoon and continued until the night. Consequently commuters on the highway extending from Chandigarh to Patiala by means of Rajpura and additional connecting to Sangrur, Bathinda and different elements of Punjab had been left hassled and needed to take alternate routes.

The decision for the protest and road-blockage was issued by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (non-political), comprising various farmer unions, for a simultaneous protest at locations together with Dhareri Jattan toll plaza on the Rajpura-Patiala highway, Faridkot Tehna T-point, Bhandari flyover in Amritsar, Mansa, Mukerian and Talwandi Sabo. Their name even advised folks to not take the precise routes for commuting the place the protests had been deliberate.

Swarn Singh, Patiala district normal secretary of Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) Sidhupur mentioned farmers had raised various calls for with the state authorities however weren’t fulfilled. He mentioned, “The federal government has failed to offer compensation for not burning crop residue. The farmers are pressured to burn paddy straw as its administration by one other means shouldn’t be possible with out authorities grants. As a substitute, they’re sending notices to farmers for burning the residue.”

He mentioned different calls for of the farmers embody well timed functioning of sugarcane mills within the state and cancellation of police instances registered towards the farmers. He mentioned, “Regardless of giving assurances, the federal government has didn’t cancel police instances registered towards farmers throughout protests and people beforehand registered for burning crop residue.”

In the meantime, the commuters who landed on the highway however and had been left stranded mid-way quipped, “They’re protesting towards the federal government, however because of this, solely most people is being harassed.”

The police, in mild of the protest, made provisions for diversion of the visitors. SP Patiala metropolis, DSP Rural and different police officers remained stationed on the protest websites. The police redirected the visitors from Bahadurgarh to Daun Kalan highway and towards Ghanour. Diversions had been created proper from the City Property space of the town to Patiala Sirhind highway as effectively. Harshveer Singh, SHO, Patiala Sadar police station mentioned main visitors issues had been averted. “We had redirected the visitors from morning itself.”

 





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