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Entry, Exit Gates of 17 Delhi Metro Stations Closed Amid Widespread Protests Against CAA

The DMRC had earlier closed Delhi Gate, Chawri Bazar, Lal Quila and Jama Masjid stations. The total number of stations closed on Friday now stands at 17.


Updated:December 20, 2019, 5:47 PM IST
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Entry, Exit Gates of 17 Delhi Metro Stations Closed Amid Widespread Protests Against CAA
Police personnel stop a commuter as temporary barricades are set up during restrictions in view of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act after Friday prayers, at Jamia Nagar, in New Delhi, Friday, December 20, 2019. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Friday closed 17 stations, including the busy Rajiv Chowk, to restrict the movement of those protesting against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act in the national capital.

"Entry & exit gates of Mandi House and Janpath are closed. Interchange facility is available at Mandi House," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a tweet.

Soon after, it tweeted that Kashmere Gate and Central Secretariat stations were also closed.

Earlier, the DMRC had closed the entry and exit gates of Rajiv Chowk, Pragati Maidan and Khan Market station. Interchange facility was available at Rajiv Chowk. Johri Enclave, Shiv Vihar and Dilshad Garden stations were also closed.

"Of the 285 stations, Chawri Bazar, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid & Delhi Gate on violet line, Jaffrabad & Maujpur-Babarpur on pink line and Jamia Millia Islamia on magenta line are closed as per instructions of security agencies. Rest of the metro network is operating as per schedule," the DMRC had tweeted.

In all, 17 metro stations are closed for commuters.

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