New Delhi: The Delhi Metro will shut down one of its busiest stations in central Delhi Wednesday 9.00 pm following security concerns on the occasion of New Year's Eve, an official said.
"As advised by Delhi Police, entry or exit at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station will not be available after 9 pm today (Wednesday). However, interchange facility will continue to be available at the station for Line 2 and 3 after 9 pm," a Delhi Metro spokesperson said.
Rajiv Chowk, a major intersection station, sees a footfall of nearly five lakh on weekdays.
Joint Commissioner of police M.K. Meena told IANS: "To prevent over crowding in the Connaught Place area, we have requested the Delhi Metro to shut the Rajiv Chowk Metro station after 9 pm today."
"We have also asked them to keep a watch on other stations falling under the New Delhi area. If required, we will ask them to shut other stations as well," Meena added.
Following the Intelligence Bureau inputs of possible terror attacks in metro cities, the Delhi Police have increased vigil in the various markets and prominent places across the national capital.
There will be restrictions imposed on various arterial roads heading towards the Connaught Place area on the occasion of New Year's Eve from 8.30 pm.