HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited has closed operations on all the lines today amid the ongoing protests against the Agnipath armed forces recruitment scheme. In an announcement, the L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited on its official Twitter account stated that operations in all three lines of the Hyderabad Metro Rail were suspended on Friday, June 17 due to protests.
“Due to some disturbance in the city, all operations in all three lines of Hyderabad Metro Rail stand suspended till further notice,” L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited tweeted.
On Friday the violence escalated at the Secunderabad railway station where hundreds of protesters set a train on fire and vandalised the station. The protesters went on to destroy the station by setting fire to the East Coast Express, destroying stalls and other railway property.
Hundreds of protestors blocked the railway tracks and platforms damaging the food stalls, luggages, and partially torching a goods compartment.