Delhi Metro on Tuesday shut down Race Course Metro station in view of the expected protests over the vacation of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh’s official bungalow, officials said.
“As advised by the police, Race Course Metro station has been closed for public from 8.20 a.m. till further directions,” a Delhi Metro official said.
Additional Commissioner of Police S.B.S. Tyagi told the media: “Yes, we have asked the Delhi Metro to shut down the station. Let us see how the situation develops.”
He added that adequate barricading has also been done in view of the protests.
Singh, who will shift to a three-bedroom house in south Delhi has demanded to convert the 12, Tughlak Road bungalow occupied by him into a memorial dedicated to his father Charan Singh.
This had led to clashes between police, the RLD and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) workers on September 19 which left about 200 farmers and policemen injured.