At Tikri, services mapped out for protesting farmers

Sameer Singh

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 13

To facilitate agitating farmers navigate their way on the Delhi borders, the Punjab Club run by an NGO has created a map covering 20 km around the Tikri protest site.

NRI cartographer pitches in

The map offers marked locations for facilities like medical assistance, hospitals, langar, police help, library, water tankers, portable toilets and washing machines at the protest site.

To bring out the map, the club tied up with an NRI cartographer based in Germany, Tanuj Chawla, who agreed to work for free. Subheg Singh (23), one of the members of the club, said: “While we were busy supplying essential items to the protest sites on Delhi borders, we observed that farmers, especially the elderly, were having a hard time in finding locations. We then decided to have a map that could help protesters reach specific points.

“The map will also come in handy if there’s a medical emergency. For instance, if somebody suffers cardiac arrest then the initial few minutes are crucial. If the location for first aid and immediate medical support at the protest site is known, it can prove to be a life-saver.”

Several club members contributed to the project by sharing information among other technical details with the cartographer to ensure accuracy. 

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