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Coronavirus | Delhi Metro Services To Be Regulated On Monday, No Trains From 10 AM To 4 PM

According To DMRC, These Modified Metro Services Are Applicable For This Monday Only. If There Is Any Further Requirement To Continue The Same Pattern In The Larger Public Interest, The Same Shall Be Informed Accordingly.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 21 Mar 2020, 07:09:13 PM
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New Delhi:

The Delhi Metro on Saturday said that the train services will be regulated on Monday. According to DMRC, the train services will start from 6 AM across originating stations of all lines and will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes till 8 AM. During this period, only people involved in essential services like hospitals, fire, electricity, police etc. will be allowed to enter Metro stations on the production of their identification cards to security personnel.

During 8 am to 10 am period, the trains will be available at a normal frequency as used to be available every Monday. During this period general public can also travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry. However, the commuters must note that there will be no services between 10 am to 4 pm. All the trains which will start at 10 AM from originated stations of all Lines will continue to run till they reach their destination stations.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will regulate its services on Monday, March 23:

6:00-8:00 am: Only people involved in essential services like hospitals, fire, electricity and police will be allowed to enter stations.

8:00-10:00 am: General public will be allowed entry.

10:00am-4:00pm: No metro services will be provided.

4:00-8:00pm: Normal services, entry to general public.

8:00 onwards: No metro services after 8:00 pm.

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According to DMRC, these modified Metro services are applicable for this Monday only. If there is any further requirement to continue the same pattern in the larger public interest, the same shall be informed accordingly. "The objective of this staggered Metro services plan on Monday is aimed at facilitating all stakeholders with effectiveness and to promote 'social distancing' which is very much required to contain spread of Corona virus," the DMRC said.

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"In first couple of Hours ( 6 AM to 8 AM), DMRC's priority is to ensure that the people involved in providing the essential services, as notified by the Government, reach their destinations with ease while maintaining norms of ‘social distancing’ in Metro premises. In next two hours (8AM to 10 AM), the objective is to facilitate people for whom it is essential and unavoidable to go their destinations. DMRC again appeals and advises general public not to panic and stay at home and use the Metro only when it is really essential and unavoidable," the added.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2020, 06:27:08 PM