Watch: Police halt farmers' protest near Mahamaya Flyover in Noida

Under the banners of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sabha, farmers assembled outside the offices of the Noida Transport Corporation Project (NTCP) in Noida Sector 24 and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority

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In a bid to march towards Parliament, hundreds of protesting farmers were intercepted by police near Mahamaya Flyover in Noida on February 8. Prior to the demonstration, security measures were strengthened at the Delhi-Noida and Chilla borders in anticipation of the farmers' protest march.

Earlier in the day, the Noida traffic police issued an advisory, urging people to take alternative routes due to the expected heavy traffic on several main roads due to the farmers' protest. Anil Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic), outlined diversion routes to alleviate traffic congestion, ensuring minimal disruption for motorists.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic), Anil Yadav said, "Traffic going from Sector 15 to Jhundpura will be diverted towards Rajnigandha Chowk from where they can move ahead to their destinations. Similarly, traffic from Sandeep Paper Mill will be diverted towards IGL Chowk in Sector 1 and Rohan Motors T-point. From there, vehicles can go towards Golchakkar Chowk or Ashok Nagar to go to their destination."

Background of Farmers' Protest in Noida

The farmer groups have been protesting since December 2023 in Noida and Greater Noida. Their primary demand is the compensation and allocation of developed plots for land previously surrendered to local development authorities.

Who is leading the farmer's protest?

Under the banners of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sabha, farmers assembled outside the offices of the Noida Transport Corporation Project (NTCP) in Noida Sector 24 and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, pressing for their demand for the allocation of 10 percent of abadi land.

In response to the demonstration, Section 144 has been imposed, and all borders have been sealed for 24 hours, as confirmed by Noida DIG Shivhari Meena. He stated, "Section 144 has been imposed, and 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."