Two days ahead of the Independence Day, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday issued an advisory for the day.
Only selected gates at four Delhi Metro Violet Line stations- Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will be open for entry and exit. The remaining services of the Delhi Metro Rail network will remain unaffected.
“The entry/exit at four stations of Violet Line i.e, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will be permitted from select entry/exit gates during the ceremony time and some gates will remain closed at these stations owing to security considerations during this period,” said an official statement from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
The parking services at metro stations will be closed from 6 am on August 14 (Wednesday) to 2 pm on August 15 (Thursday), the statement added.
Independence Day Update
As part of security arrangements, parking facilities in Delhi Metro will be closed from 6am on 14 August till 2pm on 15 August.
Trains will run normally on 15th August. However, some gates at Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate & ITO will remain closed. pic.twitter.com/DZrWlL0Kbx
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) August 13, 2019
Additional staff will be deployed and more ticketing counters will be opened at Lal Quila and Jama Masjid metro stations to facilitate people movement.
“To facilitate people at Lal Quila station on Independence Day, additional ticket counters will be opened at Lal Quila and Jama Masjid Metro stations along with deployment of additional staff for guiding the additional rush after the ceremony,” the statement further read.
(With ANI inputs)