Metro services to close three hours before time on Diwali day

November 3rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday announced that metro services in the national capital will be closed three hours before normal time on the occasion of Diwali on Friday.

“On account of ‘Bhai Duj’ on Sunday, Delhi Metro will run 33 extra trains which will make as many as 453 additional trips to cater to the festival rush,” said a DMRC spokesman.

It has been reported that on the occasion of Diwali on Friday, the metro service will start as usual at 6 a.m. and the last Metro train service will start at 8 p.m. from terminal stations of all the six lines.

“The terminal stations are Dilshad Garden, Rithala, Jahangir Puri, Huda City Centre, Noida City Centre, Dwarka Sector-21, Yamuna Bank, Anand Vihar, Inderlok, Mundka, Central Secretariat and Sarita Vihar,” the spokesman said.

“In view of the expected rise in the number of commuters using the Delhi Metro, DMRC will run 33 extra trains on all lines, thus making 453 extra trips,” he added.

The metro services usually close at 11 p.m. on regular days. (ANI)

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