Delhi Metro to start service from 4 a.m on poll day

The sale of alcohol in the nation's capital will be prohibited for three days making it the "dry days"—before the MCD elections.

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NEW DELHI (Metro rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on December 2 that, in anticipation of the national capital’s Municipal Corporation elections on December 4, all rail services on all Lines would begin at terminal stations at 4 am.

The sale of alcohol in the nation’s capital will be prohibited for three days making it the “dry days”—before the MCD elections.

An official statement from the Delhi metro said: “On the day of voting, the Delhi Metro train services on all Lines will start from 4 am from all terminal stations with a frequency of 30 minutes on all lines till 6 am. After that, the metro will run as per the regular Sunday timetable throughout the day.”

The prohibition will be in effect from 5.30 pm, when the civic election campaign concludes, until election day. Then, the ban will be reinstated on December 7, when the counting will occur.

“On account of the MCD Election in the NCT of Delhi from 17:30 Hours of December 2 2022 (Friday) to December 4 2022 upto 17:30 Hours (Sunday) and From 00:00 Hours to 24:00 Hours on December 7, 2022 (Wednesday) shall be observed as dry days,” an official statement from the Excise department read.

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