Delhi Metro to Run at Reduced Frequency During Curfew, Only Exempted Categories Allowed to Travel

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Delhi Metro trains will run at a reduced frequency as the national capital goes under a complete curfew from 10 pm on Monday to 5 am on April 26. In view of the exploding COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced that the metro services in the peak hours of 8 am-10 am and 5pm-7 pm will be available at a frequency of 30 minutes. For the rest of the day, the Delhi Metro services will run at a frequency of 60 minutes.

Further, the Delhi Metro services can be availed only by those belonging to the categories exempted from the curfew restrictions on producing the valid ID cards, as per the latest order of the Arvind Kejriwal government.

During the curfew period, metro trains will run at a seating capacity of 50 per cent and no standing passenger will be allowed to travel.

Delhi on Sunday recorded the biggest jump in its daily COVID-19 tally with 25,462 fresh cases, while the positivity rate shot up to 29.74 per cent, which means every third sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive.

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