If you are heading to central Delhi on Wednesday or Saturday, avoid boarding the Metro. Many stations on the three busy corridors of Line 2 (Gurgaon-Kashmere Gate), Line 3 (Noida-Yamuna Bank), and Line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur) will remain shut for 12 hours as part of the security arrangements for the Republic Day and Beating the Retreat ceremony respectively.
Besides, parking lots at all Metro stations also will be closed from Tuesday afternoon till Wednesday.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Race Course Metro stations will remain closed from 6am to 12.30pm on Wednesday.
“Rajiv Chowk Station will only be used for interchange of passengers between Line 2 and Line 3, while Central Secretariat Station will be used for passengers between Line 2 and Line 6,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
Similarly, on Line 3, Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba Road, Mandi House and Pragati Maidan Metro stations will remain closed during that period on Wednesday.
Trains will run on some corridors, including Noida City Centre to Indraprastha, Anand Vihar ISBT to Yamuna Bank and Dwarka Sector 21 to Rajiv Chowk.
Rajiv Chowk will only be used as an interchange with Line 2. On Line 6, Khan Market and Central Secretariat stations will remain closed during the period. Revenue services will be available from Badarpur to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Central Secretariat will be used only as an interchange with Line 2. On Saturday, Metro services on Line 2 and Line 6 will be curtailed from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. On Line 2, the Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations will remain closed.
However, interchange of passengers from Line 2 to Line 6 and vice-versa will be allowed. On Line 6, revenue services will be available only from Badarpur to Khan Market.