- Train frequency on the Blue and Yellow lines of the Delhi Metro will slow down during the weekend curfew.
- Metro trains will be available on the Yellow and Blue lines at a frequency of 15 minutes.
- On the other hand, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes during the weekend curfew.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Friday informed that the metro frequency on the Blue and Yellow lines of the Railways will remain affected during the weekend curfew. Metro trains on Yellow Line (i.e. HUDA City Center to Samaypur Badli) and Blue Line (i.e. Dwarka Sector-21 to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali) will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes in the coming weekend from January 15-16. A statement from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said.
On the other hand, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes during the weekend curfew. The move is in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) regarding weekend curfew last week.
“On the rest of the weekdays i.e. Monday to Friday, Metro services will be available as usual as per the extant guidelines,” the statement said.
As per the extant guidelines, 100% seating is allowed in Metro trains. However, standing passengers are not allowed in the trains. “Therefore, entry into trains and stations will remain highly restrictive as a limited number of passengers (only 50) are allowed per coach,” the statement said.
The statement has advised commuters that if absolutely necessary, they should take extra time during commuting by Metro as entry will still continue to be regulated to ensure compliance with the guidelines, resulting in the closure of stations. There may be queues/waiting outside.
(with ANI inputs)
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