Delhi: 19 metro stations shut, Delhi Metro explains the shutdown

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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-

-Rajiv Chowk
-Janpath
-Vasant Vihar
-Mandi House
-Central Secretariat
-Patel Chowk
-Lok Kalyan Marg
-Udyog Bhawan
-ITO
-Pragati Maidan
-Khan Market
-Lal Quila
-Jama Masjid
-Chandni Chowk
-Vishwavidyalaya
-Jamia Millia Islamia
-Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh
-Munirka
-Barakhamba

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.

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“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.

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.

Air India also issues a notice and advisory keeping in mind the ongoing protests and its impact.

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