Haryana authorities issue travel advisory in view of farmer's tractor paradePTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 24-01-2021 22:03 IST | Created: 24-01-2021 21:59 IST
Authorities in some of Haryana districts close to the national capital have issued advisories against unnecessary travel towards Delhi over the next couple of days in view of a January 26 tractor parade by protesting farmer unions.
Sonipat's civil surgeon was directed to ensure adequate availability of ''bike ambulances'' over the next few days so that these could reach those in need faster.
He was also directed to set up temporary medical camps, an official said.
Poonia asked the police department to strengthen security measures in the district.
Earlier, at many places in the two states, tractor marches were taken out to mobilise more people for the tractor parade.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Delhi's borders for several weeks, demanding a repeal of the farm laws enacted in September last year and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for crops.
They claim that the new laws will weaken the MSP system. But the Centre says the MSP system will remain, and the new laws only provide more options for farmers to sell their produce.
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