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Police crack the whip: 9 Delhi Metro stations shut today

December 25, 2012 05:10 IST

Nine Metro stations in Central Delhi will continue to remain closed on Tuesday as per a Delhi Police directive to prevent protesters from reaching India Gate.

The nine stations, including the perennially busy Rajiv Chowk, will continue to remain closed on Tuesday as well, DMRC officials informed on Monday night

The Metro stations which will remain closed are Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course and Khan Market.

These stations remained closed on Monday as well though some gates were opened late in the evening.

Commuters were put to lot of inconvenience due to the shutdown on Monday.

The measures were taken following Sunday's pitched battles at Rajpath and India Gate between police personnel and protesters agitating over the rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in the national capital last Sunday night.

 

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