New Delhi: In the wake of the violent clashes over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, metro stations –Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar will remain closed on Tuesday. Issuing a statement, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said,”Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar will continue to remain closed. Trains are being terminated at Welcome metro station.” Also Read - Delhi Metro, Public Buses to Run on Limited Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Rise Again
Meanwhile, cops have also warned of traffic jam due to security reasons. “Owing to security reasons, during the evening hours on 24 February, traffic in areas of Delhi Cantonment, Delhi-Gurgaon Road (NH 48), Dhaula Kuan, Chanakyapuri, SP Marg, RML roundabout, and adjoining areas are likely to remain heavy. Necessary diversions as per the ground situation may also be put in place,” the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted. Also Read - Delhi Metro's Blue Line to Hit briefly Today Due to Track Maintenance Work
It also issued an advisory asking commuters to avoid some roads. “Traffic is likely to remain heavy in Chanakyapuri, RML roundabout, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Cantonment, Delhi-Gurgaon Road (NH-48) & adjoining areas. Necessary traffic diversions as per ground situation may also be enforced”, Delhi Traffic Police said in the advisory. Also Read - Delhi Metro Latest News: Train Services on Blue Line to be Hit Briefly Today | Here’s Why
“From forenoon till around 4 pm on 25th February, traffic is likely to remain heavy in the areas of Moti Bagh, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, areas around ITO, Delhi Gate and the adjoining areas of Central and New Delhi”, the advisory read.
Earlier on Monday, five people, including a Delhi police head constable, were killed and 54 were injured in the violence. Notably, the clashes between pro and Anti-CAA protesters erupted hours before United States President Donald Trump’s arrival in the national capital.