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Farmers protest: Entry, exit gates of over 10 Delhi metro stations temporarily closed

Police used tear gas on groups of farmers and resorted to baton charge as protestors broke past barricades at different border points and did not take the pre-decided routes for their tractor parade in the national capital.

January 26, 2021 / 01:31 PM IST
Metro Rail services | The country has been under lockdown since March 25 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, imposing strict curbs on activities and travel across the country. Ever since then the metro rail were also shut nationwide till the government lifted the restrictions and allowed the metro trains to resume services from September 7. While the services were shut, metro incurred huge revenue loss. On September 17, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told Lok Sabha that the Delhi, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai and Kochi Metro Rail Corporation reported a combined loss of almost Rs 2,000 crore while the services were suspended during the lockdown. (Image: PTI)

Metro Rail services | The country has been under lockdown since March 25 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, imposing strict curbs on activities and travel across the country. Ever since then the metro rail were also shut nationwide till the government lifted the restrictions and allowed the metro trains to resume services from September 7. While the services were shut, metro incurred huge revenue loss. On September 17, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told Lok Sabha that the Delhi, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chennai and Kochi Metro Rail Corporation reported a combined loss of almost Rs 2,000 crore while the services were suspended during the lockdown. (Image: PTI)

The entry and exit gates of more than 10 metro stations in central and north Delhi were temporarily closed on Tuesday following clashes between police and protesting protesters at a number of places in the national capital.

Police used tear gas on groups of farmers and resorted to baton charge as protestors broke past barricades at different border points and did not take the pre-decided routes for their tractor parade in the national capital.

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

"Entry/exit gates of Indraprastha metro station are closed. Entry/exit gates of Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines are closed," the DMRC tweeted.

The Delhi Police had given permission to farmers protesting the three farm laws to hold their tractor parade on selected routes only after the official Republic Day parade on the Rajpath concludes.

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However chaos ensued as the farmers were were adamant of heading towards central Delhi and way ahead of the designated time.
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first published: Jan 26, 2021 01:27 pm

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