The Delhi Police on Thursday started removing the barricades along the Tikri and Ghazipur borders where farmers are protesting against the Centre's agricultural laws. The news comes as a big relief to the commuters.
The installations were made to stop the farmers from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh from entering the national capital.
The barricades were lifted after 11 months on Thursday at the Tikri border and on Friday morning at the Ghazipur border. The concrete wall and sharp nails, which were also a part of the fencing, were also removed by the police.
"We have not closed any road, Delhi Police have put up barricades and are now removing them," said Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Uttar Pradesh unit president, Rajveer Singh Jadaun told news agency IANS.
He further said that as soon as the roads are cleared, the farmers will proceed towards the national capital as going there is their first right.
The Supreme Court, in its recent order, said that farmers have the right to protest against the Centre's farm laws, but they cannot block roads indefinitely.
After the Apex Court's remarks, the farmers had started clearing a part of the road at the Ghazipur border on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.
On Thursday, while speaking to IANS, a senior Delhi Police official said: "There is no traffic movement at Tikri border as it is still closed. We have just removed a few obstacles, the rest are still there."
Delhi Police removed the concrete and cement barricades with the help of JCB machines.
It is expected that in the next two to three days, barricades will be totally removed and roads will be cleared for traffic.
Recently, the Haryana government officials inspected the border and reviewed whether the roads have been closed by the Delhi Police or protesters.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Delhi borders for the past 11 months demanding the repeal of the three agricultural farm laws, which they dub as "black laws".