The Gurugram Police have been put on high alert in view of the farmer’s threat of blocking toll plazas and state and national highways to protest against the three Central farm laws on February 6.
The ‘Chakka Jam’ by the farmers is scheduled to take place for three hours, between 12 noon and to 3 pm.
The Gurugram police have intensified security and deployed huge force on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway (NH-48), Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, Kheri Daula toll plaza on the NH-48 and state highways.
All the Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and Deputy Commissioners of police (DCPs) have been asked to ensure patrolling in their respective areas. Police presence have been increased along the border areas and near the Kheri Daula toll plaza.
“The protesters have announced to block the highways for three hours on Saturday. The Gurugram district has been peaceful ever since the beginning of the farmers’ agitation and till now no untoward incident has been reported. But we have beefed up security arrangements to maintain peace in Gurugram,” said Commissioner of Police, K.K. Rao.
The police said that the Delhi-Jaipur Highway and the KMP Expressway are lifelines for the daily commuters. If these two stretches are disturbed for a few minutes, it will affect many other areas. In view of this, the Gurugram police have depolyed force along with the stretch.
Apart from this, special instructions have been issued to the police force to keep a vigil on suspicious elements.
“Policemen have been deployed in all the crowded areas, including the Sadar Bazar. The police strength has also been increased around the Metro stations, railway stations and bus stands to maintain law and order,” Rao said.