Gates of several Delhi metro stations closed amid farmers’ protests

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The entry and exit gates of at least 20 metro stations were closed as chaos escalated due to the farmers’ protest turning violent on Tuesday.

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Railway trains were also stopped as a precautionary measure for over two hours at the Tilak Bridge railway station after the protestors reached ITO in Central Delhi and clashed with police.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation took to Twitter to inform the public about the temporary closure of metro station gates.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on twitter said, “Entry/exit gates of Kashmere Gate and Azadpur metro station are closed. Entry gates of Samaypur Badli, Azadpur and Kashmere Gate are closed. Entry gates of Uttam Nagar East metro station are closed.”

Earlier in the day, the DMRC announced temporary closure of the entry and exit gates of more than 10 metro stations in central and north Delhi following clashes between police and protesting farmers at a number of places in the national capital.

Movement of vehicles too has been badly hit after several key roads were blocked or traffic was diverted. Entry to Delhi from neighboring Gurgaon has been blocked at both points; from MG Road and from the Delhi-Jaipur highway.

A major clash had occurred between Delhi Police and Farmers. Protesting farmers on Tuesday hoisted a flag at the Red Fort in Delhi after a tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day 2021.

The farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi started in the morning and whereas a lot of farmers are protesting peacefully, a lot of them entered the Red Fort and tried to hoist the Kisan flag. The protestors are breaking the barricades and making their way ahead.

Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders. Despite 11 rounds of meeting between the protesting farmers and the Centre, no conclusion has come out so far. No date has been fixed for the next meeting.

-PTC News