New Delhi: Delhi Metro authorities closed the entry and exit gates of three stations, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg and Central Secretariat Metro stations, on Monday in view of the foot march called by the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to protest against hostel fee hike.
The students had planned the padyatra (foot march) from JNU campus to Rashtrapati Bhawan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind to register their protest against the move.
"As advised by the Delhi Police, the entry and exit at Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg and Central Secretariat have been closed. Trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Lok Kalyan Marg," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Twitter.
Security has also been beefed up around JNU ahead of the march. Officials of Delhi Traffic Police said that roads going towards JNU have also been closed.
Baba Gangnath Marg is also closed for vehicular traffic due to the long march by the students.