The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh metro stations, around 24 hours after they were shut in view of protests in the city against the amended Citizenship Act.
Earlier, DMRC had tweeted about closed gates of two metro stations in view of the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. The entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh are closed, DMRC tweeted.
"Entry and exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations. All other stations are open and services are normal," the tweet read.
Commuters had a harrowing time travelling across the NCR on Thursday as 20 metro stations were closed for different durations due to several protests. One of the busiest stations, Rajiv Chowk, was also closed for two hours.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had closed entry and exit gates of 20 stations, including Delhi Gate, in view of the anti-CAA protests.
All metro stations, excluding Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, were later opened by the DMRC.
Delhi Traffic Police has also issued advisory to avoid Road No. 13A between Mathura Road and Kalindi Kunj as its is closed for traffic movement. "People coming from Noida are advised to take DND or Akshardham to reach Delhi," Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.
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.