NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): After resuming services on most of its Line under Stage-I of the Graded resumption from 7th to 10th September, where services were/are being run for 4 hours each in the morning and evening, the Delhi Metro will now resume services on its last major Line-8 i.e, Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden (37.5 KM/25 stations) & Line-9, i.e, Grey Line from Dwarka to Najafgarh (4.3 KM/3 stations) from tomorrow i.e, 11th September 2020 under Stage-II.
The timings for running the services on Lines re-opened till 11th September 2020 under both stage-I as well stage-II will be for 6 hours each in the morning (from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM) and evening (4:00 PM to 10:00 PM) with broadly the same frequency which used to be before lockdown. Accordingly, the details of trains/trips planned for each operational line for 11th September 2020 are given below:
“These service timings will remain valid only for 11th September only and normal timing of services throughout the day from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM will become applicable from 12th September 2020 onwards on all Lines when the last line of Delhi Metro network i.e, Airport Express Line from New Delhi to Dwarka Sec-21 (22.7 KM/6 stations) is made operational under Stage-III, the last stage under graded resumption plan of Metro services. On Sundays (Starting from 20th September 2020 onwards) the services will commence at 8.00 AM from all such sections which had this practice in vogue before the lockdown also. However, on this Sunday, i.e., 13th September 2020, the services on these lines will commence at 6 AM as per the existing schedule”, said DMRC.
Thus, all Lines of the Delhi Metro network comprising 349 KM and 253 Metro stations will be fully operational once again from 12th September 2020, which were closed since 22nd March 2020 owing to the national lockdown imposed by the Government due to the ongoing pandemic.
Owing to new norms of social distancing in place now which has significantly reduced the number of persons to be carried in a train, DMRC has also decided to run the peak hour frequency* of trains from 8 AM to 8 PM, doing away with the concept of off-peak hours from 11 AM to 4 PM where services were available with less trains/trips earlier.
“General public is once again advised to adhere to social distancing norms/guidelines during the Metro travel due to ongoing pandemic and also keep following DMRC’s website/social media platforms for regular updates on various Do’s & Don’ts required to be followed in these times for their own convenience, before heading out for the Metro station”, said a DMRC statement.
From start of service till 8:00 AM: Frequency will be available in the range of 3 min to 15 min as the trains are gradually inducted from Depots to Lines.
From 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM: On all the main stretches of Lines, frequency will be available in the range of 2 min 45 sec to 6 minutes
From 8:00 PM to close of services: Frequency will be available in the range of 3 min to 15 min as the trains are gradually withdrawn from Lines to Depots.
Ø Headway of trains in certain sections of a given Line where every alternate train movement takes place for regular services like Yamuna Bank to Noida, Yamuna Bank to Vaishali etc. will take double the time of the range given above.
Ø Frequency/Headway on Airport Express Line will remain available at an interval of every 10 minute from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM as was available earlier.