Chandigarh tricity relieved as farmers clear highway in Mohali : The Tribune India


Tribune Information Service

Mohali, Might 18

Residents of the tricity heaved a sigh of reduction after farmers ended their protest on the YPS chowk with the federal government acceding to most of their calls for.

After 36 representatives of assorted unions met Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on the Punjab Bhawan, Sector 3, Cupboard Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal reached the spot round 4 pm and introduced that the federal government had accepted the farmers’ calls for.

Highway customers of Mohali and Chandigarh, particularly these commuting on the Sector 51-52 gentle point-Mataur barrier stretch, have been inconvenienced because the police had put up barricades since Monday night time, thereby affecting the conventional circulation of site visitors. The scenario was acute close to the YPS chowk the place the farmers had put up a blockade and in addition on the roads resulting in Section 7 to which the police had diverted the site visitors. The highway customers needed to take lengthy detours and a few needed to shell out extra money to succeed in their locations by auto-rickshaws and taxis.

Protesters calm down beneath a tractor-trailer on the YPS chowk.Tribune picture: Vicky

“It’s good for everybody that the protest has been ended quickly. In simply two days, folks have been inconvenienced and schoolchildren, too, have been harassed,” stated Baljinder Baidwan, a businessman of Section 3-B2.

Anticipating a long-drawn-out agitation, the authorities involved put in CCTV cameras on the website within the afternoon to safe the realm.

Heavy police drive from Mohali in addition to Chandigarh put up barricades at their respective sides to cease the protesters from transferring forward. Nevertheless, the protest was largely peaceable with protesters resting within the shade of timber and at their makeshift preparations.

“It’s good that the problem was resolved peacefully and effectively in time, in any other case native residents and farmers must bear the inconvenience for a very long time,” stated Fatehdeep Singh, a resident of Section 7.

In the meantime, native residents organized the stalls of snacks, chilly drinks, butter milk and “jaljeera” for the protesters.

Round 6 pm, farmers began leaving for his or her villages feeling victorious.

Lecturers be a part of protest

Within the afternoon, non permanent lecturers, who’ve been protesting for greater than six months, joined within the protest on the YPS chowk in massive numbers. The lecturers alleged that earlier than the Meeting elections, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann would be a part of their dharna uninvited and promised to regularise their providers within the first Cupboard assembly, however nothing had been executed until now.

Site visitors scenario regular: Police

The Chandigarh Police have issued an advisory stating, “The general public is being knowledgeable that the scenario is regular on the Sec 51/52 gentle point-Mataur barrier (Himalaya Marg) stretch. The highway is open and the site visitors circulation is regular.”


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