Five out of the ten metro stations in Central Delhi that were closed down for an indefinite period in the wake of the protests against the brutal end to a paramedic student due to injuries sustained while fighting off her rapists in a Delhi bus, have been opened for public use on Sunday afternoon. Among the stations that were opened are Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk and Patel Chowk.
However, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Jor Bagh and Khan Market stations will remain closed till further orders. However, inter-change facility will be available at the Central Secretariat station, DMRC officials said.
The decision to close down the Metro stations was taken by the Delhi Police which is making all out efforts to prevent protesters from reaching the India Gate area, which has been cordoned off. Last week too, the police closed down the Metro stations to prevent protesters from reaching the protest sites.