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Farmers' protest: Delhi's Singhu, Tikri borders to be partially reopened

A Delhi Police officer said one lane of the service lane at the Singhu border and one lane at the Tikri border are being opened to allow movement of vehicles

PTI New Delhi Published 24.02.24, 08:05 PM
New Delhi: Security personnel stand guard during the protesting farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ March, at the Tikri Border, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Farmers protesting at two border points between Punjab and Haryana will resume their march on Wednesday after they rejected the Centre's proposal for procuring pulses, maize and cotton at the MSP by government agencies for five years.

New Delhi: Security personnel stand guard during the protesting farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ March, at the Tikri Border, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Farmers protesting at two border points between Punjab and Haryana will resume their march on Wednesday after they rejected the Centre's proposal for procuring pulses, maize and cotton at the MSP by government agencies for five years. PTI

Authorities here initiated the process of partially reopening Singhu and Tikri borders with Haryana on Saturday, almost two weeks after they were sealed in view of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, officials said.

A Delhi Police officer said one lane of the service lane at the Singhu border and one lane at the Tikri border are being opened to allow movement of vehicles.

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The opening of Singhu and Tikri borders will bring relief to those travelling from Delhi to Haryana.

The two borders were sealed on February 13 as protesting farmers from Punjab began their 'Delhi Chalo' march to press their demands, including minimum support price (MSP) for crops and a farm loan waiver.

Thousands of farmers have been camping on the Punjab-Haryana border near Ambala, about 200 kilometres from Delhi, after their march was thwarted by security personnel.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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