1. Farmers encountered a police blockade near the Mahamaya Flyover in Noida during their march to Parliament.
2. Video footage showed farmers trying to breach barricades, with police officers present at the scene.
3. The incident led to disruptions in traffic flow in the area.
Noida, Feb 08: Hundreds of farmers faced a police blockade near the Mahamaya Flyover in Noida on Thursday as they attempted to march to Parliament, resulting in disruptions to traffic flow.
Video footage circulating on social media depicted farmers attempting to scale barricades erected by police personnel, while officers were visible in the background.
The Noida traffic police issued an advisory urging commuters to seek alternative routes due to anticipated heavy traffic on major roads owing to the farmers’ protest.
Anil Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), outlined diversion routes for affected areas, directing traffic from Sector 15 to Jhundpura towards Rajnigandha Chowk, and rerouting traffic from Sandeep Paper Mill towards IGL Chowk in Sector 1 and Rohan Motors T-point.
Yadav assured that vehicles traveling from Rajnigandha Chowk to areas like Sector 18, 27, and 37 would not encounter any disruption.
Farmers from Noida villages had declared their intent to stage a protest outside Parliament, advocating for increased land compensation and improved rehabilitation for affected families.
They planned to enter the national capital via tractors, buses, and other vehicles, assembling at the Mahamaya flyover before proceeding towards Delhi around noon on Thursday.
Bharatiya Kisan Ekta Sangh leader Sukhbir Yadav expressed grievances regarding the Uttar Pradesh government’s response to their demands, including a 10% allocation of acquired land for residential purposes, a 64.7% increase in land compensation, permission for commercial activities on residential plots, and other benefits.