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Nine Metro stations to remain closed tomorrow

PTI  New Delhi, December 24, 2012
First Published: 21:47 IST(24/12/2012) | Last Updated: 21:48 IST(24/12/2012)

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.

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

They said the decision was taken as per directions from Delhi Police.

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 New Delhi last Sunday night.

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