A massive traffic jam was reported at the Delhi-Noida border on Thursday morning, as farmers of Noida and Greater Noida announced a protest march to the Parliament.
Several two-wheelers and four wheelers were struck in the jam at Sarita Vihar, and there was also a heavy traffic jam reported on the Delhi to Noida route.
The police have stepped up security in view of the protest and all the borders have been sealed for 24 hours.
"Section 144 has been imposed & all the borders have been sealed for 24 hours. Heavy security deployment at all the borders. Arrangements have been made so that the people do not face any trouble. Security has been heightened. We are in talks with the farmers. All the vehicles are being checked," DIG, Addl. CP (L&O), Shivhari Meena said.
Farmers in Noida and Greater Noida have been protesting since December 2023 with demands for hiked compensation, and developed plots against their land acquired by the local development authorities in the past.
In view of this, the farmers' groups called for a 'kisan mahapanchayat' and a protest march to Parliament in the national capital on Thursday to meet their demands.
The police had imposed Section 144 on Tuesday, and said that the restrictions will be in effect on February 7 and 8.
The restrictions include a ban on unlawful assembly of more than five people and unauthorised processions, including religious and political, according to the order.