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Elaborate arrangements in place for farmers' march Friday: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police said they have made elaborate arrangements for the farmers' march that will start from Ground on Friday and move towards Parliament Street.

Meetings are being held with the All Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which claims to be an umbrella body of 207 organisations of farmers and agricultural workers, to gather details of the likely turnout on Friday.

There will be a rope on both the sides of the marching farmers with the police walking on the other side of the rope to ensure is not affected, police said, adding that they will ensure minimum inconvenience is caused to commuters.

Meanwhile, police has warned of congestion on Thursday evening as the farmers are marching towards Ground. Police said commuters might face jams as the farmers are marching towards the venue.

is affected at Dhaula Kuan, Sardar Patel Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent, Connaught Place Outer Circle, Minto Road and commuters are advised to avoid these roads, said a

The roads around Anand Vihar, Vikas Marg, Rajghat, Jawaharlal Nehru are affected due to the march, he added.

Banded under the AIKSCC, many of the farmers came in trains and other packed into buses and other modes of transport to and later converged at Ground to press for their demands.

Among other demands, the farmers want debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 19:15 IST