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Delhi Metro Update: Multiple gates at eight stations closed amid farmers protest. Details here

Delhi Metro Update: Several gates at eight Delhi Metro stations were temporarily shut due to the farmers' march to the capital, but entry and exit for passengers is still allowed through other gates.

One or more gates at eight stations of the Delhi Metro were shut on Tuesday morning. (HT)Premium
One or more gates at eight stations of the Delhi Metro were shut on Tuesday morning. (HT)

Delhi Metro Update: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announced on Tuesday that multiple gates may be closed as per security instructions in the wake of the farmer's march towards the National Capital. “A few gates may be closed in following stations as per security instructions. However, stations are operational," DMRC informed on social media platform X.

Why gates at some metro stations closed in Delhi?

The gates have been shut for security arrangements on instructions of police authorities.

Gates at eight metro stations closed in Delhi

According to Delhi Metro, the gates that might remain closed include : the Central Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Janpath, Khan Market, and Lok Kalyan Marg.

 

Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly. Further updates on station closures (if any) shall be intimated, DMRC posted on X.


Also Read: Farmers Delhi Chalo Protest LIVE

Farmers' begin march towards Delhi, Punjab-Haryana borders fortified

Farmers from Punjab on Tuesday morning commenced their 'Delhi Chalo' march to press for their demands, after a meeting with two Union ministers over their demands, including a legal guarantee to MSP for crops, remained inconclusive.

Many farmers along with their tractor trolleys began the march around 10 am from Fatehgarh Sahib and are moving towards Delhi via the Shambhu border. Another group is moving towards the national capital from Mehal Kalan in Sangrur through the Khanauri border.

Authorities in Haryana have fortified the state's borders with Punjab at many places in Ambala, Jind, Fatehabad, Kurukshetra, and Sirsa using concrete blocks, iron nails and barbed wire to scuttle the proposed march.

Riot control vehicles, including water cannons, have also been deployed at many places at Punjab and Haryana borders.

The Haryana government has also imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in as many as 15 districts, prohibiting the assembly of five or more people and banning any kind of demonstration or march with tractor trolleys.

Security in Delhi has been intensified with multi-layer barricades, concrete blocks, iron nails, and walls of containers at border points.

Farmers' Delhi Chalo Protest

Delhi Chalo" is a call for a protest march towards Delhi, primarily by farmers. As part of the movement, farmers are protesting over their demands, which include a law ensuring the minimum support price for their agricultural produce and a debt waiver.

-With agency inputs

 

 

 

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Published: 13 Feb 2024, 11:17 AM IST
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