Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh metro stations in Delhi were opened on Friday, around 24 hours after they were shut in view of protests in the city against the amended Citizenship Act. "Entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations," DMRC tweeted.
Earlier on Thursday, entry and exit gates of multiple metro stations were kept closed for up to eight hours in the wake of protests in the national capital.
The stations were closed following a request from the Delhi Police, who wanted to restrict the movement of protesters. Police had also placed barricades on many important roads to stop demonstrators.
The Jamia Millia Islamia and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh metro stations, which were shut around 9.45 am remained closed even till 9 pm. The other 18 stations were opened in quick succession.
The busy Rajiv Chowk metro station was closed for almost two hours. The DMRC had closed gates of seven stations, including Jamia Millia, Jama Masjid and Munirka. Seven more were closed soon after, followed by others in quick succession.
The other closed stations were Janpath, Barakhamba Road, Mandi House, Patel Chowk, Lok Kalyan Marg, Udyog Bhawan, ITO, Pragati Maidan and Khan Market.
The gates of Central Secretariat were also closed but interchange facility was available there for passengers. Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh, Lal Quila, Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Vasant Vihar were also shut.
With PTI Inputs