Delhi Metro to be available from January 15, says official

Delhi Metro to be available from January 15, says official

Metro trains will be available in the coming weekend from January 15 -- 21 on the Yellow Line i.e HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli and Blue Line i.e Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City Vaishali, according to the update.

The move is in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority DDMA last week regarding weekend curfew.

During the weekend curfew, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes. For the rest of the weekdays i.e. Metro services will continue to be available as usual from Monday to Friday, as per the extant guidelines, according to the statement.

In metro trains, 100 per cent sitting is allowed. No standing passengers are allowed in the trains.

The statement added that entry to trains and stations will remain highly restrictive due to the limited number of passengers 50 only per coach allowed.

Unless absolutely essential, the travellers should keep extra time during commuting by Metro as entry will still be regulated to ensure compliance with the guidelines that may result in queues waiting outside stations.

The state government said that Delhi saw a decline in its daily COVID 19 cases, reporting 24,383 COVID 19 cases during the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for the day went up to 30.64 per cent, according to the bulletin provided by the health department. A total of 79,578 samples were tested during the last 24 hours, down from 98,832 samples tested on Thursday.

The total case count of the disease in the national capital has gone up to 16,70, 966. During the last 24 hours, 26,236 people recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries to 15,53, 388.

During the last 24 hours, 34 people were killed by the deadly virus. The death toll in Delhi is currently 25,305 due to the virus.