Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that the last metro train services on the occasion of Diwali will start at 10:00 pm from their terminal stations on all lines. Metro services will stop one hour earlier on Sunday
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“Due to Diwali festival, the last metro train service will start at 10:00 pm on 12th November 2023 (Sunday) from the terminal stations of all lines including the Airport Express Line. This Sunday (Diwali), metro train services will start from 06:00 am on all lines/sections and from 4:45 am on the Airport Express line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in its notice on Wednesday.
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Earlier in the day, commuters faced problems due to delay in metro services from Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus to Lajpat Nagar on the Pink Line. Metro train services on other routes continued to run normally on other lines.
“Pink Line Update: Services delayed from Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus to Lajpat Nagar. Normal service on all other lines, DMRC wrote earlier on Twitter. However, services were resumed soon after the announcement.
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In view of increasing air pollution in the National Capital Region, Delhi Metro Corporation has introduced 20 additional train trips for the convenience of daily commuters.
The move aims to encourage people in Delhi and its surrounding areas like Noida, Ghaziabad and others to abandon their private transport and opt for public transport.
Even before the addition of 20 trips, Delhi Metro was already operating 40 additional trips on weekdays since the implementation of the GRAP-II phase from October 25.
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Updated: 08 November 2023, 06:49 PM IST