New Delhi: Delhi Metro services on three
lines will be partially curtailed on Republic Day and Saturday
when the Beating Retreating Ceremony will be held in view of
strict security measures.
The lines which will be affected due to restrictions
imposed by Delhi Traffic Police are-- Line 2 (HUDA City
Centre? Jahangirpuri), Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City
Centre/Anand Vihar)and Line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur).
On Wednesday, there will be no Metro service available
at Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Race
Course and Patel Chowk Metro stations of Line 2 and Mandi
House, Barakhamba Road and Pragati Maidan Metro stations on
Line 3 till 12.30 PM. Khan Market station of Line 6 will also
be closed during the period.
However, passengers can use interchange facility at
Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat stations, DMRC spokesman
Anuj Dayal said.
He said short loop services will be run between NOIDA
City Centre to Indraprastha, Anand Vihar ISBT to Yamuna Bank
and Dwarka Sector 21 to Rajiv Chowk.
On Saturday, Metro services on Line 2 and Line 6 will
be curtailed from 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM.
"On Line 2, the Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan
stations will remain closed during this period. However,
interchange of passengers from Line 2 to Line 6 and vice versa
will be allowed," Dayal said.
In addition, all Metro parking lots will remain closed
from 2.00 PM on January 25 to 1.00 PM on January 26. This step
has also been taken as part of the security arrangements, he