Seven Metro stations near India Gate to remain closed

Seven Metro stations in Central Delhi will remain closed on Monday as well.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2012, 23:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Seven Metro stations in Central Delhi will remain closed tomorrow as well, the Delhi Metro announced on Sunday night after protests continued near India Gate for the second day today over the gang-rape incident.

Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Khan Market and Race Course will remain closed tomorrow as well.

However, Barakhamba Road which was closed today will remain open.

The closing of stations came following a direction from Delhi Police.
"The stations will remain closed till DMRC gets further orders from the

Delhi Police. However, interchange will be allowed at Central Secretariat station," DMRC officials said.

The decision was taken after protests over the gang-rape of a young girl erupted in Raisina Hill, the seat of power.

PTI