The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has resumed services for the Delhi Metro on its Blue Line and Pink Line today (i.e. Wednesday, September 9), three days after resuming services on the Yellow Line. The Delhi Metro on the Blue Line and the Pink Line will run from 7 AM to 11 AM in the morning and then again from 4 PM to 8 PM in the evening.
The services on these Delhi Metro lines had remained suspended for nearly six months due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak and the subsequent COVID-19-necessitated lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus in India.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) resumes services on Blue and Pink lines.
Metro trains will run from 7 am to 11 am in the morning and 4 pm to 8 pm in the evening on both the lines, says DMRC. pic.twitter.com/E32IhTnaSW
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2020
It is to be noted that metro services in Delhi-NCR have been closed since March 22.
On Monday (September 7), the Delhi Metro had resumed services on its Yellow Line, with many measures for the safety of passengers and curtailed operations.
Delhi Metro decided to resume its services after the Union Home Ministry gave permission for its operations in its Unlock 4 guidelines.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that it will resume its services in three stages.
Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational on Monday.
According to DMRC, around 15,500 passengers availed the Yellow Line and Rapid Metro combined on Monday.
“As part of the stage-I of graded resumption of metro services, the Delhi Metro will resume operations after 171 days on its Blue Line i.e., Line-3/4 from Dwarka Sec -21 to Electronic City/Vaishali (65.35 km, 58 stations) and Pink Line i.e, Line-7 from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar (57.58 km, 38 stations) from tomorrow,” the DMRC said in a statement.
The DMRC added that services will be available on both of these lines from 7-11 AM in the morning and from 4-8 PM in the evening along with Yellow Line and Rapid Line.
The re-opening of Blue and Pink lines will ensure availability of nine of the existing 28 interchange metro stations from Wednesday, including Rajouri Garden (Blue Line & Pink Like); INA Delhi Haat (Yellow & Pink Line); Mayur Vihar Phase – I (Blue Line & Pink Line); Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line & Yellow Line); Anand Vihar ISBT (Blue Line & Pink Line) and Sikanderpur (Yellow Line & Rapid Metro).
Notably, three more lines- Red Line i.e, Line-1 from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda (Ghaziabad); Green Line i.e, Line-5 from Kirti Nagar/Inderlok to Brig. Hosihar Singh (Bahadurgarh); and Violet Line i.e, Line-6 from Kashmere Gate to Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) will resume services from September 10. The DMRC said that the time schedule for these lines will also remain the same.