98-min wait for Metro at Chawri Bazar
Metro commuters on Monday evening had to wait for nearly 98 minutes outside the Chawri Bazar due to the peak hour rush and security arrangements put in place for the Republic Day.
DMRC tweeted, “Peak Hour Update Average waiting time at Chawri Bazar is 98 minutes. In case of any fluctuations in crowd, the waiting time will be informed accordingly.”
At other stations such as Rajiv Chowk, Green Park, etc, the waiting time fluctuated between 20-40 minutes.
Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communication, DMRC, said, “Waiting time at some of the Metro stations has increased because of security measures ahead of Republic Day. In addition, Covid 19 prevention measures such as thermal scanning and temperature check are already being done at all stations.”
He added, “We are intimating passengers about average waiting time at stations for their convenience through social media. This is purely a temporary phenomenon because of the enhanced security measures, and we seek the cooperation of the passengers so that both security measures as well as Covid protocols can be properly implemented.”