Farmers block toll plazas in Hisar, Karnal

Tribune News Service

Hisar/Karnal, December 12

All four toll plazas in Hisar district—located on the Delhi road, Rajgarh road, Sirsa road and Chandigarh road—on Saturday were taken over by protesting farmers, allowing vehicles to pass through without paying toll.

Meanwhile in Karnal, on the call given by various farmers’ unions, farmers closed the Bastara toll plaza on NH-44 and Peont toll plaza on Karnal-Jind National Highway-709A.

Protesting farmers block Bastara toll plaza on NH-44. Tribune Photo

Farmers had closed the Bastara toll at midnight to give free passage to commuters in a move to protest against the three controversial agri laws.

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The Peont toll plaza was made free in the morning.

Bastara toll authorities again started the collection of toll in the morning, which the farmers got suspended.

A large number of farmers are at the toll plazas. The police force is also there to maintain law and order.

Protesting farmers block Bastara toll plaza on NH-44. Tribune Photo

Earlier, the plan was to get toll plazas free from 8 am and administration had planned accordingly, but farmers coming from Punjab, with the help of local farmers, got the Bastara toll free at midnight.

Meanwhile at Jhajjar, the toll plaza on the Rohtak-Delhi highway, near Rohad village, continues to charge tax from commuters despite the call of protesting farmers for making all toll tax booths free in the state.

Toll plaza on the Rohtak-Delhi highway continues to charge tax. Tribune Photo

No farmer is present at the toll booth.

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