New Delhi: Amid farmers travelling in huge numbers to join anti-farm law protests at the Ghazipur border, the NH-24 highway has been closed by the Delhi Traffic Police on Saturday.Also Read - Noida Extends COVID Restrictions Till Further Orders; Pools, Gyms To Remain Shut | Fresh List Of Guidelines Here

“Both carriageways of NH-24, to and from Ghaziabad and Ghazipur border, have been closed,” informed the Delhi Traffic Police on its official Twitter handle. Also Read - Delhi Traffic Police Issues Advisory For Republic Day Parade Rehearsals. Details Here

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It also issued precautions to be followed in wake of the COVID pandemic asking the people to wear masks, maintain social distance and keep hand hygiene.

Traffic movement along NH-9 and NH-24 carriageways towards Ghaziabad was earlier opened on Friday.

The Centre has extended the deployment period of four companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) till 4th February to maintain law and order in Ghaziabad in view of the farmers’ protest.

(With inputs from ANI)