Independence Day: Delhi Metro Violet Line services to begin early
Metro services on Delhi Metro's Violet Line will begin at 4:30 am tomorrow to facilitate movement of people who wish to attend the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, officials said today. The Violet Line, one of the busiest corridors of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), connects Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad to Kashmere Gate in Old Delhi. Here are more details.
Trains will run as usual across Delhi Metro network tomorrow
"The first passenger service will start from Escorts Mujesar at 4:30 am and trains will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes till 6 am, and then services will be resumed as per normal timetable," a DMRC official said. In an advisory, the DMRC has also said that train services will run as usual across the entire network on Independence Day (August 15).
Restricted entry/exit at Delhi Metro's Violet Line stations
Entry/exit at four stations of Line-6 (Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar) - Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO - will be permitted from select entry/exit gates during the function. Some gates will be closed at these stations owing to security considerations.
Additional ticket-counters will be opened at Lal Quila metro station
"Additional ticket counters will be opened at Lal Quila and Jama Masjid metro stations, to facilitate people at Lal Quila station on August 15, along with deployment of additional staff for guiding people due to rush after the event," the DMRC official said. DMRC earlier said that parking facilities at all metro stations will be closed from 6 am today till 2 pm tomorrow.