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Delhi metro cancels function to mark 10 years of operation

Sunday, 23 December 2012 - 6:49pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
Function put off in the wake of the protests over the gangrape incident.

Delhi Metro on Sunday cancelled a programme to commemorate completion of 10 years of operations on Monday  in the capital, which has been rocked by protests over the gangrape incident.

The new age transport system had scheduled a programme on Monday morning to celebrate 10 years of operations in the capital in which Union urban development minister Kamal Nath and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit were to take part.

However, Delhi metro spokesman Anuj Dayal said, "In view of the sensitive nature of the current developments in the city, the formal function to commemorate the completion of 10 years of metro operations has been postponed till further notice." 

However, the induction of eight-coach trains will take place as scheduled without a formal inauguration.

But, other activities planned to commemorate the occasion involving the public such as exhibitions, quiz contests, sale of commemorative smart cards, etc., will go on as scheduled during the Metro Operations Week from this Monday.

Delhi Metro had also closed eight stations in central Delhi after receiving a directive from the Delhi police.

—PTI


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