Punjab & Region

Delhi cold intensifies but protesting farmers undeterred

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, December 20

Thousands of farmers protesting at Delhi borders against the Centre’s new agri laws remained firm in their demands of repealing the legislations, even as the city recorded its coldest morning this season, with the mercury dipping to 3.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

According to the India Meteorological Department, a cold wave swept Delhi on Sunday.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum of 3.4 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal, on Sunday morning, an IMD official said.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 22 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The farmers’ agitation, which has entered its fourth week, has led to traffic diversions at various border points.

Ever since the agitation began, the Delhi Traffic Police has been constantly putting up updates on Twitter to alert commuters about the closure of certain roads and suggested them to take alternative routes.

According to the traffic police, Tikri and Dhansa borders are closed for any traffic movement. The Jhatikara Border is open only for two-wheelers and pedestrians.