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Farmers stir: Delhi Metro shuts entry, exit at Tikri, 3 other stations

The Tikri Border metro station is just near the farmers' protest site

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Passengers travel in a metro train after the metro services resume on Blue line with certain restrictions, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
Passengers travel in a metro train

Entry and exit at four metro stations, including at Tikri Border, one of the epicentres of the farmers' agitation, were shut on Thursday by DMRC authorities in view of the security situation.

The Tikri Border metro station is just near the farmers' protest site.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted on Thursday to inform the closure of entry and exit at these four stations.

"Security Update Entry/exit for Tikri Border, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Bahadurgarh City, and Brig. Hoshiar Singh have been closed," it tweeted.

The Delhi Police on Thursday tightened security in several parts of the capital, especially near railway tracks, in view of the "rail roko" (rail blockade) called by the farmer groups protesting against the Centre's new agri laws, officials said.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions spearheading the protest, last week had announced the rail blockade to press for its demand of repealing the legislations.

The SKM had said the blockade will be held across the country from 12 pm to 4 pm.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, February 18 2021. 14:32 IST
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