In view of the Chakka Jam protest by farmer unions agitating against the new farm laws, the entry and exit facilities at 10 prominent Delhi Metro stations, including ITO and Mandi House, were closed on Saturday for several hours.
The DMRC tweeted in the evening that the entry and exit gates had been re-opened, and normal service resumed at all of the 10 metro stations that were closed in view of the Chakka jam.
On Monday, farmer unions had announced a countrywide chakka jam on February 6 when they would block the state and national highways between 12 noon and 3 pm to protest the harassment allegedly meted out to them by the authorities, the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, and other issues.
On Friday, however, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha had said that the protesters will not be blocking the roads in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Uttarakhand, during the Chakka jam.
In a series of tweets in the morning, the DMRC had informed the commuters that multiple stations had been closed.
It tweeted that the security update entry/exit gates of ITO, Mandi House, and Delhi Gate were closed.
The DMRC said that the entry/exit gates of Jama Masjid, Lal Quila, Central Secretariat, and Janpath were also closed. The facility of interchanging was available.
It also tweeted that the entry/exit gates of Nehru Place and Khan Market were also closed.
On Friday, Chinmoy Biswal, the Delhi Police Public Relations Officer had said while elaborating on the security arrangements for the chakka jam that adequate security arrangements had been put in place by the Delhi police, in view of the violence on January 26, at the borders so that miscreants were not able to enter the national capital.
Officials had said that after the Republic Day violence, additional measures were deployed by the Delhi Police which included intensifying vigil at the border points of the city and tightening security, to deal with any situation that emerged out of the protest.
Farmers shouted slogans during the protests and parked their tractors-trolleys in the middle of highways at several places in Haryana and Punjab to block roads.
Roads were blocked in Rajasthan too where the farmers were protesting against the new Agri laws of the Center and other issues.
In the evening, the DMRC tweeted that entry and exit gates of all the 10 metro stations had been re-opened and the normal services were resumed.
It tweeted that security update entry/exit gates of all stations were open and normal service had resumed.