Minus hiccups, Delhi Metro to run normal service

New Delhi: Delhi Metro announced on Sunday it will run normal services on Monday following the Jat leaders’ decision to postpone their agitation but said services will be hit in four stations.

The Metro had earlier said that services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will end at 11.30 p.m. on Sunday until further notice and that 12 stations in central Delhi will be closed to the public from Sunday night.

The Metro later said it had reversed the decision following a Delhi Police advisory.

“All metro stations will remain open today (Sunday) and thereafter,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corp said in a statement.

It, however, said there will be no exit from Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg stations in the heart of the capital on the Yellow Line on Monday.

“However, entry will be allowed at these four stations,” it said.

The police had on Saturday asked the Metro to curtail its services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in a bid to foil the entry of Jats into Delhi.

Leaders of Jats are demanding reservation for the community in jobs and educational institutions. They had threatened to lay siege to Parliament on Monday.