Commuters are in for a tough week ahead as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday announced that it would shut all stations in NCR region from 11.30 pm Sunday, in view of likely escalation of the Jat agitation in Haryana.

The Metro stations will be closed till further orders, sources said.

Jat protesters are set to intensify their agitation on Monday, demanding government jobs and education. In view of it, the DMRC has been asked by the Delhi Police to halt all trains on all lines in Delhi on Sunday night.

Also, exit at 12 stations in central Delhi will be closed from 8 pm Sunday onwards. Police chiefs of Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad have been informed by DMRC in a letter written to them.

"All entry gates of all Metro stations outside Delhi shall remain closed from 11.30 pm on March 19 till closure of arrangements by Delhi Police," the DMRC wrote.

To prevent any untoward incident, the DMRC has requested Delhi Police necessary arrangements to be made for maintenance of law and order at these stations.