In a major decision, the Delhi Police has directed the DMRC authorities to shut all Metro stations outside Delhi from Sunday night till further orders.
The extraordinary measures, that are likely to throw life out of gear in the national capital, will be enforced in view of Jat groups threatening to intensify their agitation from Monday demanding quota in education and employment.
As directed by Delhi Police, services will not be available at Yellow line stations at Gurgaon, Blue Line stations at Noida and Violet Line stations at Faridabad.
According to an advisory issued by the Delhi Police, Metro services will remain shut on stations on Line-2 (Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre), Line-3 and 4 (Kaushambi to Vaishali and Noida Sector-15 to Noida City Center) and on Line-6 (Sarai to Escotrs Mujeswar) from 11.30pm on Sunday.
The services at all these Metro stations will be resumed only after getting clearance from the Delhi Police a metro official said.
The advisory further says that some Metro stations in the central Delhi region will also remain closed from 8pm onwards.
Services at Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, RK Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Shivaji Stadium will remain closed from 8pm onwards till further orders.
However, the interchange facility will be available at all stations, it said.
All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), which is spearheading the Jat quota stir, had given a call for the march to Delhi on March 20 to besiege Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border, blocking all highways, to press for their demands for reservation.
(With inputs from PTI)