Protest in Delhi: DMRC shuts 12 entry, exit gates of metro stations
New Delhi : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday night seized the entry and exit doors of at least 12 metro stations as a precautionary measure in wake of violent protests in Jamia Millia Islamia University against the Citizenship Bill.
According to the DMRC, entry and exit gates of 12 metro stations were closed and the corporation put out information about trains not halting at these stations.
All gates of Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Patel Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, GTB Nagar and Shivaji Stadium, were closed. It also updated about Gate no 3 of Ashram metro station being closed.
Entry & exit gates of ITO, IIT, Delhi Gate and Pragati Maidan were also closed.
The DMRC decision came on the advice of Delhi Police who were trying all possible ways to ensure peace and less harm in the protest area.
As advised by Delhi Police, entry & exit gates of Sukhdev Vihar and gate no. 3 of Ashram have been closed. Trains will not be halting at Sukhdev Vihar," DMRC said in a Twitter post. In subsequent tweets, it updated on the entry and exit gates of other metro stations being shut.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has announced that all schools will stay closed in Okhla, Jamia and New Friends Colony as well as the Madanpur Khadar area due to the protests.