No Metro services outside Delhi from Sunday night

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 23:02 hrs
No Metro services outside Delhi from Sunday night

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday announced that metro services outside Delhi will be suspended from Sunday night till further notice in view of Jat groups threatening to intensify their agitation from Monday.

Twelve metro stations in central Delhi will also be shut from 8 pm onwards, however interchange facility will be available at all interchange stations, a DMRC official said.

In an advisory, the DMRC said that metro services will not be available at all metro stations outside Delhi -- Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre, Kaushambi to Vaishali, Noida Sector-15 to Noida City Centre and Sarai to Escorts Mujeswar -- from 11.30 pm on Sunday (March 19) till further instructions from the Delhi Police.

Metro Stations Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhavan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, R.K. Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market and Shivaji Stadium will be shut for the public from 8 pm onwards on Sunday.

Jat groups have announced to hold a massive protest outside Parliament House here on March 20.

The Jat groups are demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions, jobs to the next of kin of those killed during the Jat agitation last year, compensation to those injured, withdrawal of cases against them and action against the officers who ordered action against the Jats, among others.

Violence during the Jat agitation in February 2016 had left 30 people dead and over 200 injured. Besides, government and private property worth crores of rupees was damaged.