The Delhi Police have directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to shut down Metro services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and at 12 stations in the capital in order to maintain security. Trains to Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad will not run from late Sunday evening ahead of the Jat agitation on Monday. Trains will not stop at these stations, barring those serving as interchange points. Interchange facilities will be available but there will be no entry or exit here, officials said.
“As directed by Delhi Police, Metro services will not be available at all stations outside Delhi (NCR stations), on Line-2 (Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre), Line 3 and 4 (Kaushambi to Vaishali and Noida Sector 15 to Noida City Centre) and on Line 6 (Sarai to Escorts Mujesar) from 11.30 pm on Sunday onwards till further instructions. Services to these stations will resume only after getting clearance from Delhi Police,” a DMRC statement read. Twelve Metro stations in Delhi will also remain shut from 8 pm onwards onSunday till further directions, officials said.
Entry and exit at Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, R K Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market and Shivaji Stadium will also be shut down.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will meet the Jat leaders in an effort to avert the huge protest the community is planning in Delhi and the National Capital Region on Monday. The meeting will be held at 12.30 pm at the state guest house in Delhi. The Delhi government has made massive preparations for security – with plans to stop metro service outside the city limits and shutting key roads. Led by the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti, the Jat community has announced a massive protest in the national capital, including a “siege” to the Parliament House complex. Jat leaders have said at least 50 lakh people from the community will participate in the current protests.