New Delhi, 19 Dec With the imposition of section 144 in the Red Fort area here ahead of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest, the Delhi Metro has shut down several Metro stations in the vicinity and the Delhi-Gurgaon border was among the worst affected.
The police also imposed restrictions banning large gatherings near Red Fort in central Delhi, and until reports last came in, several protesters in the area had already been detained. Traffic cops said they are inspecting every car entering the city to ensure that people planning to join the march called by Left parties and other groups do not sneak in.
Delhi Metro tweeted: “Entry & exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Vishwavidyalaya are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.”
Earlier, the Delhi Metro had also tweeted: “Entry & exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh and Munirka are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.”
Over the past few days, the Delhi Metro has been forced to suspend services at different Metro stations in view of the protests that are increasingly turning violent.