COVID lockdown: Delhi Metro services to run at 15-minute frequency during peak hours

With the coronavirus pandemic on the rise, the metro trains will operate at a 15-minute frequency during the weekly lockdown, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Sunday.

Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, has declared that the lockout will be extended for another week.

The lockout had previously been extended until May 3 due to a serious shortage of hospital beds as the second coronavirus wave devastated the national capital.

“Services will be available across the network with a duration of 15 minutes between morning (7AM to 11AM) and evening (4PM to 8PM) peak hours,” the DMRC tweeted.

During the remainder of the day, services across the network will be available with a 30-minute frequency, it said.

Metro programmes are only available to exempted individuals who provide appropriate identification.

On Sunday, Delhi recorded a total of 20,394 new cases and 407 deaths in the previous 24 hours.

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