NEW DELHI :
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) closed gates of 19 metro stations in view of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act but opened five of them later on. Entry and exit gates of Delhi Gate and Janpath are closed. Trains will not be halting at Barakhamba metro station.
DMRC tweeted that all entry and exit gates of Rajiv Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg are now open.
"Entry and exit gates of Delhi Gate are closed. Trains will not be halting at this station," DMRC tweeted.
Entry and exit gates of ITO, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Vasant Vihar and Mandi House are closed. DMRC informed about the closure of these metro stations in a tweet.
Earlier, entry and exit gates of seven metro stations were closed today in view of Citizenship Act protest. "Entry and exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations," the DMRC tweeted.
Gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh and Munirka were also closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.
"Entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh and Munirka are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations," DMRC further tweeted.
These stations are on the magenta and yellow lines of Delhi Metro.
Meanwhile, Road No. 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj is closed for traffic movement due to public agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), said the Delhi Traffic Police. People coming from Noida, Uttar Pradesh have been advised to take the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) Flyway or Akshardham road to reach Delhi.
The Parliament had passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 last week and it became an act after receiving assent from President Ram Nath Kovind. Since then, protests have erupted in various regions of the country, including the North East over the amended citizenship law.
On Sunday, a violent clash had erupted between the Delhi Police and students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University, leaving several injured.