Haryana Government on Tuesday said that in compliance with the orders of Supreme Court regarding blockade of national highway no 44, Sonipat District Administration has held talks with protesting farmers to give way to the common man and shift to one side of the road.
While taking up a writ petition regarding the protesting farmers on NH-44, the Supreme Court had asked the Sonipat District Administration to provide way to common people in public interest on the Kundli-Singhu border near Sonipat on national highway no-44 where the farmers are protesting against the three central farm laws for over nine months.
An official spokesman of Haryana Government on Tuesday said that in compliance of these orders, the Deputy Commissioner of Sonipat, Lalit Siwach held a meeting with the farmers' representatives in Sonipat. The officers of the District Administration and police were also present in the meeting.
The Deputy Commissioner informed the farmers that while taking up a writ petition, the Supreme Court has ordered that the farmers protesting on Kundli-Singhu border in Sonipat district on national highway no-44 to give way to common man and shift to one side of the road
During the meeting, Siwach said that the cooperation of the farmers is expected so as to comply with the directions of the Supreme Court. The Deputy Commissioner also said that the construction work of national highway-44 under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has also been blocked for a long time due to the farmers’ protest which is causing inconvenience to the people.
With the completion of the construction work of the national highway, the general public will be at ease. In such a situation, if the farmers give way on one side of the road, then the construction of the national highway will be completed soon, he informed.
On the request of the Deputy Commissioner, the farmers’ representatives have assured to give a positive reply in this matter, the spokesman added.