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New Delhi, March 6 : Security arrangements have been heightened in Palwal district on the 136-km-long Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway ahead of the five-hour blockade called by farmers.
More than 125 police personnel, wearing safety gears and armed with batons, have been deployed at the Palwal toll plaza on the expressway, which the farmers will block from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Besides, a fire engine and ambulance have also been stationed on the spot to tacle any eventuality, said station house officer Anand Kumar of Sadar area in Palwal district.
Security personnel have also been deployed on the protest site at Atoha, two kilometre away from the toll plaza. Riot control vans of the Rapid Action Force are also kept on standby.
Vijay Pal, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said, “We are prepared. However, we are hopeful that the protest will be peaceful. In any case, ample security personnel are here.” Agitating farmers have planned to block the KMP Expressway to mark the completion of 100 days of protest against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws that they have been demanding to be rolled back since it all started on November 26.

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