15 December 2021: The Singhu Border, India

For more than a year, travel was restricted along the The Singhu Border on Delhi-Chandigarh highway. But, on Wednesday 15 December Delhi Police allowed traffic to pass and opened two lanes at Singhu border. The police dismantled all the barricades that were erected to prevent protesting farmers from moving towards the nation’s capital. “It has been decided that Singhu border be opened from Delhi side also. It has been opened for all vehicles,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer north) Brijesh Yadav said. The Singhu Border on Delhi-Chandigarh highway had been the center of a farmers’ protest against the three central farm laws. Farmers began leaving the protest site on the Delhi-Haryana border on Saturday after the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) suspended the agitation following the repeal of the farm laws and the government conceding to its other demands. “Only one part of the road was opened. The traffic was opened only for smaller vehicles such as bikes as the road needs to be repaired at many parts which has been damaged due to the protest. It is high time the authorities repair the stretch soon and open the traffic properly,” Jitin Dabas, a resident of Singhu village said in a local news report. Local commuter, Ashwani Tiwari said it was a welcome move for those travelling to Haryana and Punjab.