14 metro stations closed today ahead of protests at Delhi’s Red Fort

Two rallies were scheduled to be held in Delhi today, from the iconic Red Fort and Mandi House.

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14 metro stations closed today ahead of protests at Delhi’s Red Fort
14 metro stations closed today ahead of protests at Delhi’s Red Fort

NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday, for ‘sudden safety and security’ reasons, shut the entry and exit gates of the as many as 14 metro stations, aftermath the two protest march and rallies organized in several parts of the national capital against the contentious Citizenship Act.

The stations which were closed by the DMRC include, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh Munirka, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya. Along with these, metro stations of Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan, and Khan Market are also closed.

Two rallies were scheduled to be held in Delhi today, from the iconic Red Fort and Mandi House. However, by yesterday evening the police sent a refusal letter for the protest march at Red Fort, saying the request could not be “acceded to from law and order traffic point of view”. At Mandi House, demonstrators will gather at noon and will march towards the Parliament Street.

On Thursday, protests have been planned in several cities across the country on Thursday against the controversial Citizenship Act. However, on Wednesday evening, the police in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka denied permission for the demonstrations in wake of the recent incidents of violence, particularly at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi.

Latest updates on the functioning of metro across Delhi:-

9:30 AM: (DMRC): Entry & exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, and Munirka are closed. Trains will not be halting at this station.

10:00 AM: (DMRC): Entry & exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

10:30 AM: (DMRC): Entry & exit gates of Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan, and Khan Market are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

10:45 AM: (DMRC): Entry & exit gates of Central Secretariat are closed. However, interchange facility is available at this station.

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