The anti- CAA protests in the national capital are spreading rapidly, resulting in the imposition of Section 144 in areas near Red Fort and Mandi House as well as internet suspension in parts of Delhi on Thursday.
The entry and exit gates of total 18 metro stations were closed, where the train will not halt-
-Lok Kalyan Marg
-Jamia Millia Islamia
-Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh
The gates of metro stations falling on the magenta and yellow lines, among others, were closed on Thursday.
The entry and exit gates were shutdown in the past week as well owing to the anti-CAA protests, regarding which the Delhi Metro has issues a notice explaining the shutdown.
“As a precautionary measure recently, Delhi Metro had to close the gates of a few Metro stations this week. The safety of our passengers and the security of Metro property is paramount to us and we have to ensure the same as per the advice given by the authorities.
Although the stations were soon re-opened and interchange facilities were kept open all the time, we would like to thank our passengers for their full cooperation in this unforeseen scenario.
It may be appreciated that, Delhi Metro operates on a network of 389 kilometres with 285 stations. On Sunday, even though we had to close a few stations on the advice of authorities, around 95 percent of the Delhi Metro network operated without any inconvenience.”, the notice read.
The airlines also issues notices and advisories with regards to the protests and their services.
Vistara airlines issues a notice stating that people who miss their flights due to the ongoing protests, will be accommodated in the next flight free of cost.
— Vistara (@airvistara) December 19, 2019
16 flights were delayed due to traffic jam at NH-8. IndiGo has cancelled 19 flights, after its crew members got stuck in traffic jam in the city and, also due to other issues.
#6ETravelUpdate: We’re offering free move for passengers travelling to/from Delhi today basis seat availability. Cancellations can be done at no extra charge. Please reach out to us at Twitter/FB or chat with us https://t.co/tBjQsmj0MT or call us at 01246173838 or 9910383838.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) December 19, 2019
Air India also issues a notice and advisory keeping in mind the ongoing protests and its impact.
#FlyAI: In view of the current heavy traffic congestion along the Gurugram-Delhi highway, resulting in inconvenience to passengers, Reissue/ No-Show/ Cancellation and Refund charges for all Domestic and International tickets for travel from Delhi on 19th DEC’19 shall be waived.
— Air India (@airindiain) December 19, 2019