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Chakka jam: Entry, exit gates at multiple metro stations closed in Delhi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 06, 2021

Entry and exit facilities at several prominent Delhi metro stations were temporarily closed on Saturday in view of the ‘chakka jam’ protests by farmer unions agitating against the new agri laws.

Farmer unions, on Monday, had announced a countrywide ‘chakka jam’ on February 6 when they would block national and state highways between 12 PM and 3 PM to protest the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and other issues.

However, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of the farmer unions protesting the three farm laws, on Friday said the protesters will not block roads in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the ‘chakka jam’.

The 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. It later also tweeted that entry and exit gates of Vishwavidyalaya station were also closed. “Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Janpath and Central Secretariat are closed. Interchange facility is available,” the DMRC said.

Elaborating on the security arrangements for the ‘chakka jam’ on Friday, Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said that adequate security arrangements have been put in place by the Delhi Police at the borders so that miscreants are not able to enter the national capital.

After the Republic Day violence, the Delhi Police has deployed additional measures, including tightening security and intensifying vigil at the city's border points, to deal with any situation emerging out of the 'chakka jam' on Saturday by farmers protesting the Centre's three new agri laws, officials had said.

Published on February 06, 2021

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