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Jat agitation: Delhi Metro stations to remain operational

In a major blow for the commuters in the NCR, the metro services outside Delhi will be suspended from Sunday night till further notice, said Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday. Twelve metro stations
India TV News Desk New Delhi March 19, 2017 19:46 IST
India TV News Desk

Following the Jat leaders' decision to postpone their agitation, the Delhi Metro today announced  that all metro stations in Delhi-NCR will remain operational but services will be hit in four stations.

The Metro had earlier said that services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will end at 11.30 p.m. on Sunday until further notice and that 12 stations in central Delhi will be closed to the public from Sunday night.

The Metro later said it had reversed the decision following a Delhi Police advisory.

"All metro stations will remain open today (Sunday) and thereafter," the Delhi Metro Rail Corp said in a statement.

It, however, said there will be no exit from Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg stations in the heart of the capital on the Yellow Line on Monday.

"However, entry will be allowed at these four stations," it said. 

The police had on Saturday asked the Metro to curtail its services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in a bid to foil the entry of Jats into Delhi.

Leaders of Jats are demanding reservation for the community in jobs and educational institutions. They had threatened to lay siege to Parliament on Monday. 

(WIth inputs from IANS)