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Central Sec, Jamia, Janpath, Patel Chowk, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg metro stations reopen

A number of metro stations were closed in Delhi due to the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) decided to shut major metro stations including Central Secretariat which witnesses a huge rush on a daily basis. 

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New Delhi Updated on: December 16, 2019 19:40 IST
Central Secretariat, Jamia metro stations closed: List of
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Central Secretariat, Jamia metro stations closed: List of Delhi metro stations where trains won't stop

A number of metro stations were closed in Delhi due to the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) decided to shut major metro stations including Central Secretariat which witnesses a huge rush on a daily basis. The protests escalated on Sunday when buses were set on fire leading to police action. Thousands of students took to the streets on Monday demanding a probe into the use of teargas inside the Jamia university's library as well as police entering the campus without permission from university authorities. Protests were also held at India Gate and Jantar Mantar against the "police crackdown" on Jamia Millia Islamia and AMU students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

List of Metro Stations closed in Delhi on Monday (till 6:30 pm):

  • Jamia Millia Islamia Metro Station
  • Central Secretariat 
  • Patel Chowk 
  • Udyog Bhawan
  • Lok Kalyan Marg
  • Janpath

These six metro stations in Delhi were announced as "closed" by the DMRC. Till 6:30 pm on Monday, trains did not halt at the mentioned stations.

Metro commuters faced difficulties on Sunday as gates of several stations were closed due to violence following protest and arson. Entry and exit gates of 13 stations were closed for several hours in view of the violent protests near New Friends' Colony. These metro stations included Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla Vihar, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh, Sukhdev Vihar, Ashram, GTB Nagar, Shivaji Stadium, Patel Chowk, Vishwavidyalaya, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, RK Puram. 

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