New Delhi, In view of ongoing Corona virus pandemic, Delhi metro services are shut down to avoid individuals from coming in contacting the infection and also spreading it.
Update: 22/03/2020 – All train including metro services might be shut down till 31st March.
The official information from DMRC reads as follows,
Woking schedule on 23-03-2020
6 AM to 8 AM Service will be at a frequency of 20 minutes, only for people involved in essential services like hospitals, fire, electricity, police etc. on producing their ID card.
8-10 AM Service will be available at a normal frequency as on regular days. During this period general public can also travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry, he said.
10 AM to 4 PM Service will not be available. However, all the trains which started at 10 AM from originating stations of all lines will continue to run till they reach their destination stations,” he said.
4-8 PM will again be available, but will cease after 8 pm onwards. However, the last train service starting at 8 PM from originating station will continue to run till it reaches its destination, he said.
Parking at the metro stations will also remain closed on Monday, the DMRC said.
“These modified metro services are applicable for this Monday only. If there is any further requirement to continue the same pattern in the larger public interest, the same shall be informed accordingly,” the DMRC said in a statement.
“The objective of this staggered metro services plan on Monday is aimed at facilitating all stakeholders with effectiveness and to promote ”social distancing” which is very much required to contain spread of coronavirus,” it said.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has mounted to 27.
On Sunday, metro services will be closed in view of the ”Janata curfew”.
In the prevalent scenario where authorities have shut malls, restaurants, major markets etc. to prevent spread of the virus, it is responsibility of metro passengers also to co-operate with DMRC and help fight coronavirus outbreak collectively, the statement said.