New Delhi, March 19: Ahead of the Jat protests on Monday, Delhi police issued prohibitory orders and fortified the national capital on Sunday, barricading main roads and borders to deny agitators entry into the city.
The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), the association of Jats seeking reservation for the community, has been denied permission to carry out a march to Parliament.
The AIJASS have threatened to block all highways leading to the capital over their demand for the reservation and withdrawal of cases against all Jats during last year’s protests in neighbouring Haryana.
Metro trains will not travel beyond the city's borders from 11.30 pm today, while 12 stations in Central Delhi will be shut from 8 pm till further orders.
The Delhi Police has also issued an advisory for commuters and ordered the closure of several key routes from 8 pm onwards in the national capital.
As directed by Delhi Police, services will not be available at Yellow line stations at Gurgaon, Blue Line stations at Noida and Violet Line stations at Faridabad.
"The services to all these stations will be resumed only after getting clearance from Delhi Police," a metro official said.
Restrictions have been imposed on many roads in the capital and traffic snarls were reported from several places in east Delhi.
Police have deployed a three-tier security with 110 companies of forces, including the paramilitary, RAF and riot control force, to avoid any untoward situation.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had invited Jat leaders for talks in Delhi on Sunday, in a bid to end the community’s 50-day long quota stir.
The talks come ahead of the Jat community’s plans to gherao Parliament on March 20, in support of their demands.