- Delhi Metro to ply during the morning from 8 AM to 10 AM and evening (5 PM to 7 PM) peak hours across the network with a headway (frequency) of 30 minutes, said DMRC
- services during this period can be availed only by the exempted category of people on the production of valid identity cards
New Delhi: In view of the 6-day lockdown imposed in Delhi from 10 pm today till 5 am on 26 April, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday released raised timings of train services in compliance with the Delhi curfew guidelines.
According to DMRC, Delhi Metro services will be available during the morning (8 AM to 10 AM) and evening (5 PM to 7 PM) peak hours across the network with a headway (frequency) of 30 minutes.
However, “for the rest of the hours of the day, metro rail services across the network will be available with a frequency of 60 minutes,” it added.
DMRC also stated that services during this period can be availed only by the exempted category of people on the production of valid identity cards.
Owing the sudden rise in the number of COVID cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a six-day lockdown from 10 pm on Monday till 5 am on April 26. He said was necessary to deal with the pandemic situation as the city’s health system was stretched to its limits.
The national capital’s health system is stretched although it has not collapsed yet, he said, adding that despite around 25,500 cases coming up every day, Delhi’s health system is still functioning.
But any system has its limit, he said while addressing an online press conference.
The lockdown is needed to prevent the health system of Delhi from collapsing under the increasing number of patients as there is an acute shortage of medicines, beds, ICUs and oxygen, Kejriwal said.