Lifeline of Delhi – Metro to run again on tracks after 169 days

New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) Come September 7, lifeline of the national capital- Delhi Metro, is all set to resume its services, after remaining closed for around five months, due to the global pandemic of Novel Coronavirus, albeit in a staggered manner.

On September 7 and 8, only the Yellow line (49 km with 37 stations, consisting of 20 underground and 17 elevated stations) will remain operational for a period of four hours each in the morning (0700 hrs to 1100 hrs) and evening (1600 hrs to 2000 hrs).

‘Over a period of next five days, by September 12, rest of the Lines will also be made operational with all safety measures in place to check the spread of COVID-19 in the Metro premises, which requires everyone to follow a new normal of social distancing, face mask and hand sanitisation,’ a DMRC spokesperson said on Sunday.

Trains will be available with a headway varying from 2’44’ to 5’28’ (at different stretches), with 57 trains performing around 462 trips.

The same will be further extended in a graded manner from September 9-12, along with other Lines.


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