In a bid to ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve on Tuesday (December 31, 2019) the exit from Rajiv Chowk Metro station in the national capital will not be allowed after 9 pm, said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday evening. However, the entry of passengers will be allowed until the departure of the last train.
The Rajiv Chowk Metro station serves as an interchange of two metro routes--Yellow Line and Blue Line. The DMRC has also asked commuters to plan the journey accordingly.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the DMRC made the announcement on Monday evening. "To ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve (31st December 2019), exit from Rajiv Chowk Metro station will not be allowed after 9 PM onwards. However, entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of the last train. Commuters are requested to plan their journey accordingly," tweeted DMRC.
The decision has been taken in mind considering a large number of people who arrive at Connaught Place for parties organised to welcome the new year. Rajiv Chowk is one of the busiest stations of the Delhi Metro.