New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Delhi Traffic Police on Thursday issued an advisory, asking commuters to avoid certain routes amid tense situation at the Ghazipur border following the Ghaziabad administration's ultimatum to the protesting farmers to clear the site.

The Ghazipur border has been closed on both sides, while traffic has been diverted from National Highway 24, National Highway 9, Road Number 56, 57 A, Kondli, Paper market, Telco T point, EDM Mall, Akshardham, and Nizammudin Khatta.

"Traffic Alert: Ghazipur border closed. Traffic diverted from NH 24, NH 9, Road no 56, 57 A, Kondli, Paper market, Telco T point, EDM Mall, Akshardham and Nizammudin Khatta. Traffic is very heavy in the area and Vikas marg. Please take alternate route," the official twitter handle of the Delhi Traffic police tweeted. 

The administration has imposed section 133 at the Ghazipur border, while a huge police presence has been sighted at the protest site.

In an earlier tweet, prior to the imposition of section 133, the Delhi police has asked commuters to avoid taking National Highway 24 towards Ghaziabad and instead travel via Ring Road or Akshardham. 

Farmers protesting against the three agri-marketing legislations refused to end the sit-in at the Ghazipur border on Thursday despite Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government's order to vacate the site. Spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union Rakesh Tikait said  he would commit suicide but won't end protest until farm bills are repealed. Tikait, who has also been issued a notice by security personnel, also attacked the Delhi Police over January 26 violence and stressed that no farmers have disrespected the national flag, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored probe against Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu. 

Meanwhile, Union leaders at the Singhu border took out a rally to reinfornce a sense of unity among the protesters after a tractor rally carried out in the national capital on the occasion of the Republic Day turned violent. Samyukta Kisan Morcha said the government was trying to put an end to movement against farm laws by blaming them for the violence in Delhi on January 26.

(With ANI, PTI inputs)

Posted By: Lakshay Raja