The Haryana Police has given a go-ahead for farmers’ tractor march on KMP (Kundli-Manesar-Palwal) Expressway Thursday. “In-principle, we have decided to give permission to the farmers to undertake tractor march on KMP Expressway on Thursday,” Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava told The Indian Express Wednesday.
Senior police officers Wednesday evening held a meeting to finalise the modalities to give permission to the tractor-march, including its route, timings and number of the tractors that will participate in the march.
According to Sonipat SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa, movement of heavy vehicles moving towards Delhi side on Ambala-Delhi highway (NH-44) will be diverted from Karnal and Panipat and the small vehicles will be diverted from Sonipat’s Ganaur, Murthal and Bhalgarh. Randhwa also said they have made adequate arrangements to avoid jams in Sonipat districts.
Farmer leaders said the call of tractor march has received huge response from Haryana villages. At several places in Haryana, farmers participated in a rehearsal Wednesday. In Khadwali village in Rohtak district, even women came out to take the driving seat in tractors. Village sarpanch Om Prakash Hooda said, “We expect participation of around 1,000 tractor-trolleys from neighbouring villages in the tractor march.”