The protesting farmers had on Wednesday threatened to block other roads of Delhi if their demands were not met
Police on Thursday closed routes on two national highways connecting Ghaziabad to Delhi as farmers remained unyielding on their demand for scrapping the Centre's new farm laws and stayed put at the national capital's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The protesting farmers had on Wednesday threatened to block other roads of Delhi if their demands were not met.
However, people can travel to Haryana through Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri, NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera border points, the traffic police have said.
The police also kept the Haryana-Delhi border at Singhu and Tikri closed for traffic for the eighth day on the trot.
"Singhu border is still closed from both sides. Lampur, Auchandi & other small borders also closed. Please take alternate routes. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk & GTK Road," the traffic police tweeted.
"Traffic is very heavy. Please avoid Outer Ring Road from Signature Bridge to Rohini & vice versa, GTK road, NH 44 & Singhu, Auchandi & Lampur borders," it said.
As traffic spilled over to alternate routes, it led to long jams there as well.
On Wednesday, the seventh day of the protest, the farmers demanded that a special Parliament session be convened to repeal the new farm laws.
The farmer unions also called for a nationwide protest on Saturday to oppose, what they claimed was the "corporatisation" of farming.
This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.
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