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Nine Metro Stations SHUT Due To Farmer’s Protest, Check Your Route

The DMRC advised commuters to plan their journey accordingly, stating that further updates on station closures, if any, would be provided.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Feb 13, 2024 15:19 IST
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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) stated on Tuesday that a few gates at certain Metro stations may be closed as a precautionary security measure in light of the farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march. However, the DMRC clarified that despite this closure, the affected stations remain operational. According to the DMRC, gates at these metro stations might be shut temporarily.

Multiple gates have been closed at several stations including Central Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Janpath, Khan Market, and Lok Kalyan Marg. The DMRC also advised commuters to plan their journey accordingly, stating that further updates on station closures, if any, would be provided.

Large numbers of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh marched towards the national capital to push for their demands. However, their progress was halted at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, where the police resorted to firing tear gas on the protesters. The police have installed concrete slabs, iron nails, barricades, and barbed wires as barriers to block the entry of farmers into the capital

Also Read: No Support From Congress, They Are Equally Responsible: Farmer Leader Sarwan Singh Pandher

In the national capital, the Delhi Police has implemented Section 144, which prohibits the entry of tractor trolleys and large gatherings as a measure to maintain public order and security.

The protests caused significant traffic jams at the Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Ghaziabad borders. To ease congestion, authorities banned goods-carrying vehicles from using the Greater Noida Expressway to enter Delhi.

Also Read: Ahead Of Farmers Protest, Traffic Advisory Issued For Noida, Greater Noida, Delhi

First published on: Feb 13, 2024 03:19 PM IST

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