High security outside Patel Chowk metro station ahead of AAP's 'gherao' protest. (Image: X/@ANI)

High security outside Patel Chowk metro station ahead of AAP’s ‘gherao’ protest. (Image: X/@ANI)

A Delhi Traffic Police officer said movement is likely to be affected in parts of New Delhi and Central Delhi due to the protest

The Delhi Police on Tuesday tightened security arrangements at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence and other areas in the national capital amid the Aam Aadmi Party’s call for a “gherao” protest against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the excise policy case.

“Robust security arrangements have been made. We have installed layers of security to maintain law and order in the area,” the Delhi Police officer said, adding that, “Section 144 (of the CrPC) is already imposed around the prime minister’s residence and no one will be allowed to protest.”


The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also shared a security update on X and said, “Due to security reasons, entry/exit at Lok Kalyan Marg Metro station, Gate no 3 of Patel Chowk Metro Station and Gate no 5 of Central Secretariat Metro station will remain closed till further notice.”

Heavy security deployment also took place outside the Patel chowk metro station in view of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party’s call for “gherao” protest.


Meanwhile, the Delhi Traffic Police also issued advisory for commuters in view of the “special Law and Order arrangement in the national capital. An officer said that movement is likely to be affected in parts of New Delhi and Central Delhi due to the protest.


  • No vehicle will be allowed to halt or park anywhere on the Tughlak road, Safdarjung road and Kemal Ataturk Marg.
  • General entry for public will also not be allowed.
  • Vehicles parked on the above mentioned roads will be towed away and fined for improper parking and obstruction of lawful instructions. The towed vehicles would be parked at Kali Bari Marg’s Traffic Pit.


  • Aurobindo Chowk
  • Tughlak Road
  • Roundabout Samrat hotel
  • Roundabout Gymkhana Post Office
  • Roundabout Teen Murti Haifa
  • Roundabout Niti Marg
  • Roundabout Kautilya Marg


  • Kemal Ataturk Marg
  • Safdarjung Road
  • Akbar Road
  • Teen Murti Marg

The advisory requested commuters to cooperate and bypass the mentioned roads and urged them to plan their trips around these areas accordingly. People heading towards bus depot, railway station or the Indira Gandhi International Airport have also been advised to plan their travel with sufficient time in hand.

Delhi Minister Gopal Rai earlier announced the party’s plans to “gherao” the prime minister’s residence on Tuesday to protest against the Delhi chief minister’s arrest. Rai had also said that “mega protests” would be held nationwide.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the federal agency on March 21 in connection with the excise policy scam case and is in its custody till March 28.

The AAP national convenor is accused of soliciting kickbacks from liquor traders in exchange for favours, the central agency has claimed. The ED also accused Kejriwal of being the “kingpin and key conspirator” in the case related to the now-scrapped policy, in collusion with AAP leaders, ministers and other persons.

However, Kejriwal rubbished the allegations and accused the BJP-led Centre of “manipulating investigative agencies for political motives”.

(With PTI inputs)

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