Entry, exit gates at several metro stations closed in Delhi in view of ‘Chakka Jam’

Entry and exit facilities at several Delhi metro stations were on Saturday temporarily closed in view of the ‘chakka jam’ called by the protesting farmers against the new farm laws.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in a series of tweets informed commuters that multiple stations have been closed. 

“Security Update Entry/exit gates of Mandi House, ITO and Delhi Gate are closed,” it tweeted. 

Entry and exit gates of Vishwavidyalaya station were also closed, it informed.

“Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Janpath and Central Secretariat are closed. Interchange facility is available,” the DMRC said.

“Entry/exit gates of Khan Market and Nehru Place are closed,” it said.

Farmer unions had earlier announced a nationwide ‘chakka jam’ on February 6, between 12 pm and 3 pm. However, an umbrella body of the farmer unions on Friday said the protesters will not block roads in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the ‘chakka jam’.

Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, paramilitary and reserve forces have been deployed in Delhi-NCR  to maintain law and order situation, police said.