Commuters face difficulties as Delhi Metro closes nine stations
New Delhi, December 24, 2012
Commuters faced a tough time as the Delhi Metro kept nine of its stations in Central Delhi closed in the wake of the protests near India Gate against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in the capital on the night of December 16.
The affected stations, to which there will be no entry and from which no exit will be allowed, are Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udhyog Bhavan, Race Course Road, Barakhamba Road, Mandi House, Khan Market and Pragati Maidan, an announcement on the Delhi Metro website said.
The announcement said the stations had been closed on the advice of the Delhi Police.
All the stations, except Rajiv Chowk, had been kept closed yesterday, too, but it did not affect passengers so much because it was a Sunday.
The police has also beefed up deployment of security forces at and around India Gate and in other parts of the city to ensure there was no repeat of the clashes witnessed yesterday between the police and protesters.