Delhi Metro Reopening; Delhi Metro Magenta line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden resume from September 11
Delhi Metro has been receiving tremendous response from commuters all over Delhi
New Delhi: After resuming services on most of its Lines under stage-I of the graded resumption from September 7th to 10th, where services are being run for four hours each in the morning and evening, the Delhi Metro will now resume services on its last major Line-8 i.e, Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden (37.5 KM/25 stations) and Line-9, i.e, Grey Line from Dwarka to Najafgarh (4.3 KM/3 stations) from September 11, under stage-II.
The timings for running the services on Lines re-opened till September 11, under both stage-I as well stage-II will be for six hours each in the morning (from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM) and evening (4:00 PM to 10:00 PM) with broadly the same frequency which used to be before lockdown.
The service timing will remain valid only for September 11 only and normal timing of services throughout the day from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM will become applicable from 12th September 2020 onwards on all Lines when the last line of Delhi Metro network i.e, Airport Express Line from New Delhi to Dwarka Sec-21 (22.7 KM/6 stations) is made operational under Stage-III, the last stage under graded resumption plan of Metro services. On Sundays (Starting from September 20 onwards) the services will commence at 8.00 AM from all such sections which had this practice in vogue before the lockdown also. However, on this Sunday, i.e., September 13, the services on these lines will commence at 6 AM as per the existing schedule.
Thus, all Lines of the Delhi Metro network comprising 349 KM and 253 Metro stations will be fully operational once again from September 12, which were closed since March 22 owing to the national lockdown imposed by the government due to the ongoing pandemic.
Owing to new norms of social distancing in place now which has significantly reduced the number of persons to be carried in a train, DMRC has also decided to run the peak hour frequency* of trains from 8 AM to 8 PM, doing away with the concept of off-peak hours from 11 AM to 4 PM where services were available with less trains or trips earlier.
The general public is once again advised to adhere to social distancing norms and guidelines during the Metro travel due to ongoing pandemic and also keep following DMRC’s website/social media platforms for regular updates on various Do’s & Don’ts required to be followed in these times for their own convenience, before heading out for the Metro station.
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