New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today announced the graded resumption plan of resuming metro train services in Delhi-NCR after the Central Government allowed to re-start metro services across the country under its Unlock-4.O plan.
The Delhi Metro services will be resumed in a graded manner in three stages from 7th to 12th September 2020.
Under stage I, metro train services on Line-2 (Yellow Line) from Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre including Rapid Metro, Gurugram will be re-started from 7th September 2020. Metro Services on Line-3/4 (Blue Line) from Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali & Line-7 (Pink Line) from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar will be resumed from 9th September 2020. And metro services on Line-1 (Red Line) from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda, Line-5 (Green Line) from Kirti Nagar/Inderlok to Brig. Hoshiar Singh (Bahadurgarh) & Line-6 (Violet Line) from Kashmere Gate to Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) will be resumed from 10th September 2020. Trains on all lines will be operated between 7 AM - 11 AM in the morning and between 4 PM - 8 PM in the evening.
Under stage II, Metro services on Line-8 (Magenta Line) from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden & Line-9 (Grey Line) from Dwarka to Najafgarh will be made operational from 11th September 2020. Trains on all lines will be operated between 7 AM - 1 PM in the morning and between 4 PM - 10 PM in the evening.
Under stage III, metro services on Airport Express Line from New Delhi to Dwarka Sec-21 will be made operational from 12th September 2020. Trains on all lines will be operated between 6 AM - 11 PM.
The general public can avail the services on given Lines from 7th September 2020 as per the operational timings decided under all stages.
"Train services will commence with adequate frequency as they were before 22nd March 2020 which may be increased or decreased as per requirement. However, due to an increase in dwell time of trains at stations, there will be a minor increase in time required for performing a trip. However, trains will not stop at stations falling in containment zone and such stations will remain closed for public. Similarly, some of the stations may be skipped if social distancing is not adhered by the passengers," said in the official release issued by DMRC.