The Northern Railways has announced that it will refund the tickets of the passengers who were not able to reach railway stations in Delhi due to farmers' protest.
"Passengers who are not able to reach stations and catch trains in Delhi area stations due to Kisan agitation are requested to apply for full refund of all trains departing from all stations of Delhi area upto 2100 hrs today through TDR & e-TDR for e-tickets,"
The farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi started in the morning and whereas a lot of farmers protested peacefully, a lot of them entered the Red Fort and tried to hoist the Kisan flag.
The protestors broke the barricades and making their way ahead. The protesters wanted to enter central Delhi but the police were determined to stop them.
The clashes led to chaos in many areas of Delhi and affected traffic. The Delhi Traffic Police asked commuters to avoid GTK road, Outer Ring Road, Badli road, KN Katzu Marg, Madhuban Chowk, Kanjhawala Road, Palla Road, Narela & DSIDC Narela roads. Traffic was also very heavy on Wazirabad road, ISBT road, GT road, Pushta road, Vikas marg, NH-24, Road no. 57, Noida link road.
Many stations on various line of Delhi Metro were also closed.
Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders. Despite 11 rounds of meeting between the protesting farmers and the Centre, no conclusion has come out so far. No date has been fixed for the next meeting.
The three laws are: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.