Farmers Protest 2.0: Diverted routes to take if you are traveling to Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana or Punjab on Feb 13
Farmers Protest 2.0 is in the making as peasants of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan are expected to reach the National Capital on February 13, 2024, to agitate against the Modi Government-
The meeting between farmer unions and the government of India on late Monday night remained inconclusive; hence, the 'Dilli Chalo' march was not called off. Farmers Protest 2.0 is in the making as peasants of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan are expected to reach the National Capital on February 13, 2024, to agitate against the Modi Government over multiple demands including a law guaranteeing them MSP. Haryana CID report suggests that over 20 thousand farmers are expected to reach Delhi in tractors and by other means and violence may break out if a faceoff occurs. Hence, multiple cities and states including New Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, and Haryana have imposed section 144 and announced diverted routes commuters can take to reach their destination. While commuters are advised not to travel during the protest, still if you must travel, below are the diverted routes that you can take to reach Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, or Haryana.
Delhi to Chandigarh diverted route due to Farmers Protest 2.0
If you are traveling to Chandigarh from the National Capital, then first have to go Delhi to Sonipat – Panipat – Karnal – Indri – Ladwa (Kurukshetra) to Umri Chowk to Ladwa to Radaur to Yamunangar on NH344A to Mulana to Shahzadpur to Barwala to Panchkula and then reach Chandigarh.
One can also take a turn from Kurukshetra to Shahbad to Saha to Shahzadpur to Panchkula and then reach Chandigarh.
Delhi to Punjab route for cities like Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar, Amritsar, etc
Delhi -Sonipat - Panipat - Karnal - Pipli Chowk and then take a left turn towards Kurukshetra city to Pehowa to Cheeka to Patiala to Ludhiana to Jalandhar and then further to Amritsar.
Punjab to Delhi route
From Amritsar to Jalandhar to Ludhiana to Cheeka to Pehowa and then get on NH 152D and move further towards Delhi.
Chandigarh to Delhi diverted route due to farmers' protest
From Chandigarh to Panchkula to Ramgarh to Barwala to Shahzadpur to Mulana and then get on NH 344 to reach Yamunanagar and then further to Radaur to Ladwa to Indri to Karnal and get on the NH 44, reach Panipat to Sonipat to Delhi.
Ambala to Chandigarh diverted routes
If you have to travel from Ambala City to Chandigarh then first go to Ambala cantonment, then move towards Capital Chowk and then go towards Saha to Shahzadpur to Ramgarh to Panchkula and then reach Chandigarh. The same route can be taken if travelling from Chandigarh to Ambala.
Farmer Unions meeting with the Government of India
The Central government delegation was led by Union Minister Piyush Goyal, and comprised Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda, while Punjab minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal and state government officials were also present. According to sources of a newswire, the talks made a little headway as farmers are adamant on getting legal guarantee for the minimum support price (MSP) for the crops.
While the Centre has already assured them that some of their demands will be met, sources say that the farmer leaders are so far unwilling to relent till the time the debt waiver and legal guarantee for MSP are met.