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Yoga Day: Rajiv Chowk metro station to open after 8:30 am tomorrow

Entry, exit points at the station will be shut for three hours due to security requirements

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rajeev Chowk, Metro station

Entry and exit points at the metro station will be closed on Wednesday till 08.30 AM for celebrations to be held across the city, a senior official on Tuesday said.

As many as 10,000 people are expected to gather at various venues to mark the day, adopted by the United Nations in 2014. Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister are also slated to attend the events in the city.

"As advised by the Police, entry and exit points at the metro station will be closed (from 5.30 AM) till 08.30 am June 21 in view of security requirements," the senior official said.

However, passengers who alight at the station to take connecting trains on Line 3/4 (Blue Line) and Line 2 (Yellow Line) and vice versa during this period may do so, he added.

The metro station will be fully functional from 8.30 AM, he said.

The Blue Line extends from Dwarka Sector 21 to Vaishali/ Noida City Centre and the Yellow Line spans Samyapur Badli to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon.

Restrictions on vehicular traffic and parking areas in Connaught Place's Inner Circle, ordered closed from 11 PM last night in view of preparations for the mega event, will be lifted at 11.30 AM tomorrow.

The New Municipal Council is organising the Delhi edition of the day at Connaught Place, its Inner Circle and six radial roads, and at Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden and Children's Park at India Gate.

First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 03:56 IST