Entry and exit facilities at all Delhi metro stations were opened on Saturday evening after being temporarily closed during the day in view of the 'chakka jam' protests called by farmer unions agitating against the new agri laws. Normal services for all stations have resumed, tweeted the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Farmer unions on Monday had announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 when they would block national and state highways between 12 pm and 3 pm to protest the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and other issues.
Security Update Entry/exit gates of all stations are open. Normal service has resumed. — Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I कृपया मास्क पहनें😷 (@OfficialDMRC) February 6, 2021
Earlier during the day, the DMRC had, in a series of tweets, informed commuters that multiple stations were closed in view of the protests.
"Security Update Entry/exit gates of Mandi House, ITO and Delhi Gate are closed," it had tweeted on Saturday morning. Later, it tweeted that entry and exit gates of Vishwavidyalaya station were also closed.
Security Update Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Janpath and Central Secretariat are closed. Interchange facility is available. — Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I कृपया मास्क पहनें😷 (@OfficialDMRC) February 6, 2021
"Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Janpath and Central Secretariat are closed. Interchange facility is available," the DMRC had said.
Elaborating on the security arrangements for the 'chakka jam', Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal on Friday had said in view of the violence that took place on January 26, adequate security arrangements were put in place by the Delhi Police at the borders so that miscreants are not able to enter the national capital.
After the Republic Day violence, the Delhi Police has deployed additional measures, including tightening security and intensifying vigil at the city's border points, to deal with any situation emerging out of the 'chakka jam' on Saturday by farmers protesting the Centre's three new agri laws, officials had said.