The administration shut down 19 metro stations at one point to prevent demonstrators from joining two planned protests – one was planned by students and activists near Red Fort, and the other by the Left near Mandi House. A demonstration was also held at Jantar Mantar from 3 pm.
The Delhi Police issued an order to block communication of all kinds – voice calls, SMSes and internet – from 9 am to 1 pm in the walled city areas of north and central districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh and Bawana, PTI reported. The order was issued to service providers Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.
Traffic congestion was reported from several areas because of police barricades. On the Delhi-Gurugram road, at one point of time vehicles were lined up for as long as 10 km as the police looked to regulate the entry of protestors to the city, PTI reported. Many people missed their flights because of heavy traffic on National Highway 8 and MG Road.