New Delhi: The interstate bus terminus (ISBT) at Anand Vihar, Delhi will remain closed on Tuesday in view of the proposed tractor rally by farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws.Also Read - Republic Day: Delhi Police Issues Travel Advisory For Parade Dress Rehearsal On Jan 22, 23. Details Here
The decision was taken after a request from Delhi Police to keep the ISBT closed as a part of their law and order arrangements in view of Republic Day and farmers’ tractor parade on Tuesday, officials said. Also Read - Republic Day: Restrictions On Charter & Non-Scheduled Commercial Flights At Delhi Airport. Details Here
“As a precautionary measure, the ISBT at Anand Vihar will remain closed during the day time. All the buses destined for that ISBT will be diverted to ISBT Sarai Kale Khan,” said K K Dahiya, Special Commissioner (operations) of Delhi government’s transport department. Also Read - Delhi To Be No-Flying Zone Till Feb 15: Paragliders, Aerial Vehicles Banned Starting Today
The farmers’ parade will move into the city from three border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur (UP Gate).
The DTC, Cluster buses and the interstate services are operated from Anand Vihar ISBT that is situated close to Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
A group of farmers led by Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait are protesting against farm laws at the Ghazipur border.
A tractor rally is proposed to be taken from Ghazipur border via Ghazipur roundabout towards Apsara border on Tuesday.
(With inputs from PTI)