NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Police has asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to keep extra vigil at seven metro stations and if needed, close these stations in view of the farmers’ protest against the three farm laws outside the Parliament from July 22.
According to Delhi Police, the protesters may use metro to reach the New Delhi area since it is the most favoured form of conveyance in the national capital.
These seven stations are Janpath, Lok Kalyan Marg, Patel Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Mandi House and Udyog Bhawan.
Delhi Police sent a letter regarding this to DMRC after having a meeting with a delegation of farmers, ahead of their planned protest starting from July 22.
Farmer unions are planning to protest till the scheduled end of Parliament’s monsoon session to demand scrapping of three farm laws passed in September last year and a legal guarantee on Minimum Support Price (MSP).
“DCP, New Delhi district has requested to keep extra vigil at the seven metro stations as well as other stations which lies in the New Delhi area, and may be closed w.e.f 19.07.2021 onwards till the monsoon session is over, at very short notice to refrain the protestors from reaching Parliament via metro and avoid any untoward incident,” the letter said.
According to a senior police officer, it is just on a precautionary basis and if required, only then the metro stations will be closed.