The Delhi Police on Sunday granted permission to the tractor rally organised by the protesting farmers over the contentious farm bills.  The farmers had sought written permission from the Delhi Police for the massive tractor rally they are planning on Republic Day, sources said earlier. “Today there was a short meeting with officers of Delhi Police. We have got formal permission from Police for the tractor rally. As I told earlier, ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ will be held on January 26 in a peaceful manner,” Yogendra Yadav said.Also Read - Farmers’ Protest to End Soon As Centre Accepts Almost All Their Demands Including MSP: Report

“Protesting farmers can enter Delhi but can’t disturb the Republic Day parade,” the Delhi Police said on Sunday evening. The police also declared that the tractor rally will begin after the day’s traditional big parade on Rajpath, which terminates at the iconic Red Fort. Also Read - After Centre’s Assurance, Protesting Farmers Defer Proposed Tractor Rally To Parliament On Nov 29

Around 25,000 tractors from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will participate in the ‘kisan parade’ in the national capital on January 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Saturday. Also Read - Farmers' Demand Fulfilled With PM Modi's Committee to Make MSP System Effective, Says Tomar

Farmers moving towards UP Gate from the two states on their tractor trolleys were intercepted by police in different districts but farmers will arrive here at every cost, he said.

Earlier, sources had said the parade will have five routes over a stretch of more than 100 kilometres. The farmers are likely to steer clear of Outer Ring Road and instead take the inner roads of the capital.

Delhi Police have agreed to remove barricades from Singhu and Tikri borders to allow the tractors to enter Delhi. Also, this parade is likely to take place after the official Republic Day parade.