In the wake of revised guidelines issued by the Delhi government on the extension of COVID-19 lockdown in the National Capital, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday said metro services on all its lines will remain suspended for passenger or essential services from May 10 till 0500 hrs on May 17.
The DMRC issued a statement after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the extension of COVID-19 lockdown for one more week, in a bid to stem the spread of the dreaded virus.
Addressing a digital press conference, Kejriwal said, ‘We must remember that ‘Jaan Hai Toh Jahan Hai’, therefore, this lockdown will be stricter and the Delhi Metro will not be plying from May 10.’
Last month on April 20, the DMRC had decided to revise its operational plan to offer more capacity in compliance with 50 per cent seating provision in the Metro during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Services during morning (7AM to 11AM) and evening (4PM to 8PM) peak hours across the network were available with a headway (frequency) of 15 minutes. For rest of the hours of the day, services across the network were available with a frequency of 30 minutes.
Notably, the National Capital is already under lockdown since April 19, 2200 hrs.