5 metro stations shut ahead of AAP's march to PM residence

5 metro stations shut ahead of AAPs march to PM residence


New Delhi: Hours before AAP's march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, five metro stations--Lok Kalyan Marg station, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Janpath stations were closed on Sunday afternoon on advise of Delhi Police. Delhi Metro first closed entry and exit at Lok Kalyan Marg station from 1200 hrs and other four stations--Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Janpath stations were shut from 1400 hrs. 'As advised by Police, no entry/exit will be available at Lok Kalyan Marg station from 12 noon onwards till further orders,' a DMRC spokesperson said. 'As advised by Police, entry/exit at four more metro stations will remain closed today from 2pm onwards till further directions.

The stations, in addition to LK Marg are :-Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Janpath. However, Interchange between Yellow and Violet Lines at Central Secretariat will remain available as usual, ' the spokesperson added. The AAP on Saturday said the party leaders and workers will hold a peaceful protest march towards the Prime Minister's residence on Sunday in support of demands of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues - Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai. Mr Kejriwal is leading the protest over the issue of IAS officers' strike and doorstep delivery of rations. 'The people of Delhi will be gathering at Mandi House on Sunday at 1600 hrs and will be peacefully marching towards the PM residence in support of CM Kejriwal's protest. The objective of the march is to plead with the PM to bring the IAS Officers back to work from strike and let the Government of Delhi function,' AAP leader and National Secretary Pankaj Gupta told mediapersons here on Saturday. The stand-off between Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government continued on Sunday as the sit in protest by the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues at Mr Baijal's office entered day-seven.


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