Metro services to be curtailed on R-Day

January 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Delhi Metro services will be partially curtailed during the Republic Day parade Thursday and the beating retreat ceremony Jan 29, an official said.

Train schedules of Metro line two (Central Secretariat - Vishwavidyalaya), line three (Dwarka Sector 21 - Noida City Centre), line four (Vaishali - Yamuna Bank) and line six (Central Secretariat - Badarpur) will be partially curtailed in view of extra security on these two days.

On Republic Day, no Metro services will be available from 6 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Pragati Maidan, Barakhamba Road and Khan Market Metro stations.

However, passengers can use the interchange facility at Rajiv Chowk for lines two and three and Central Secretariat for lines two and six.

Metro services on line three (Dwarka Sector 21 - Noida City Centre) and line four (Vaishali - Yamuna Bank) will be available on short loops.

“The trains in lines three and four will be operated in short loops, from Noida City Centre to Indraprastha, Vaishali to Yamuna Bank and Dwarka Sector 21 to Rajiv Chowk,” a Metro official said.

Operations will be normal on all lines after the parade is over.

On Jan 29 (Sunday), Metro trains will not be available from HUDA City Centre to Jahangirpuri and Central Secretariat to Badarpur from 3.00 p.m to 6.30 p.m.

The Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations will remain closed during this period. However, interchange of passengers from line two (Central Secretariat - Vishwavidyalaya) and line six (Central Secretariat - Badarpur) will be allowed.

In addition, all Delhi Metro parking lots will remain closed from 2 p.m. Jan 25 to 2 p.m. Jan 26 as advised by the Delhi Police for security reasons.

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