Updated December 30th, 2023 at 16:59 IST
Important Update for Delhi Metro Commuters Tomorrow. Check Details
In an effort to manage the New Year's Eve crowd, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has revealed plans to close certain stations on the metro lines.
In an effort to manage the New Year's Eve crowd, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has revealed plans to close certain stations on the metro lines. As per a notification from DMRC, exit access from the Rajiv Chowk station will be restricted after 9 pm on Dec. 31. DMRC has clarified that there will be no restrictions on passenger entry and that entry will be permitted until the last train departs from Rajiv Chowk Metro station on New Year's Eve.
Anuj Dayal, Principal Executive Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said, “As advised by the police authorities, to ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 2023), EXIT from Rajiv Chowk Metro station will NOT be allowed from 9:00 PM onwards."
Metro services on the rest of the metro network will continue to be available according to the regular schedule.
"Commuters are requested to plan their journey accordingly. Metro services on the rest of the metro network will continue to remain available as per the regular timetable," DMRC added.
Special Commissioner of Police CP, Traffic, SS Yadav, stated that on Dec. 31, the Delhi Police will make sure to make necessary arrangements and deploy personnel at locations where crowds are anticipated to gather.
Traffic Advisory for New Year Eve in central Delhi
In anticipation of New Year celebrations in the capital, the Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory on Thursday, outlining traffic restrictions in and around central Delhi. The advisory also urged people to be cautious of potential congestion near commercial hubs.
Restrictions in Connaught Place
As per the advisory, Connaught Place will be off-limits to both public and private vehicles from 8 pm on December 31 until the conclusion of the celebrations, which are expected to extend until midnight on January 2. However, the exact timing for lifting the restrictions was not specified by the police.
Police deployment for smooth traffic flow
To ensure the smooth movement of vehicles and regulate drunk driving, the Delhi Traffic Police announced plans to deploy approximately 2,500 personnel and 250 teams ahead of the New Year celebrations.
Published December 30th, 2023 at 16:56 IST