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Six-day lockdown: DMRC to revise its operational plan

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday decided to revise its operational plan to offer more capacity in compliance with 50 per cent seating provision in the Metro during a six-day lockdown.

‘Services during morning (7AM to 11AM) and evening (4PM to 8PM) peak hours across the network will be available with a headway (frequency) of 15 minutes,’ a DMRC spokesperson said.

For rest of the hours of the day, services across the network will be available with a frequency of 30 minutes.

In addition, standby trains on each Line will also be available whole day for induction into services as

per requirement, the spokesperson said.

The DMRC on Monday had announced that metro services can be availed only by the exempted

category of people as per the latest government order on production of the valid IDs during the six-day lockdown.

‘Metro services during this period can be availed only by the exempted category of people as per the

latest government order on production of the valid IDs,’ the DMRC spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that during this period, travel will be allowed only upto 50 per cent seating

capacity in the Metro. In addition, no standing passenger will be allowed during the travel.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday had announced a six-day lockdown in Delhi, starting from 2200 hrs on April 19 till 0500 hrs of April 26 in the wake of a sharp surge in Coronavirus cases in the city.

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