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On Diwali, take the last Metro home at 8 pm

The Delhi Metro will close its services at least three hours before its usual schedule on the Diwali day on Friday.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2010 23:43 IST
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The Delhi Metro will close its services at least three hours before its usual schedule on the Diwali day on Friday.

On account of the festival, the last Metro train service on Friday will start at 8 pm from terminal stations of all six lines.

These stations include Dilshad Garden, Rithala, Jahangir Puri, Huda City Centre, Noida City Centre, Dwarka Sector-21, Yamuna Bank, Anand Vihar, Inderlok, Mundka, Central Secretariat and Sarita Vihar.

“The service will begin as usual at 6 am,” said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson.

“Generally, commuters will be very few on Diwali. People stay at home for most part of the day,” the spokesperson added.

On Sunday, however, Delhi Metro will press 33 extra trains into service owing to Bhai Duj.

These will make 453 additional trips on all six lines.

During the morning and the evening hours, trains will run on all the lines at an interval of 2.40 minutes to 3 minutes.

“We have made this arrangement keeping in view the expected rise in the number of commuters using Delhi Metro on Sunday,” he said.