New Delhi: Delhi Metro services on three lines will be partially curtailed on Republic Day and Saturday when the Beating Retreating Ceremony will be held in view of strict security measures.
The lines which will be affected due to restrictions imposed by Delhi Traffic Police are - Line 2 (HUDA City Centre Jahangirpuri), Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar)and Line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur).
On Wednesday, there will be no Metro service available at Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Race Course and Patel Chowk Metro stations of Line 2 and Mandi House, Barakhamba Road and Pragati Maidan Metro stations on Line 3 till 12.30 PM. Khan Market station of Line 6 will also be closed during the period.
However, passengers can use interchange facility at Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat stations, DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
He said short loop services will be run between NOIDA City Centre to Indraprastha, Anand Vihar ISBT to Yamuna Bank and Dwarka Sector 21 to Rajiv Chowk.
On Saturday, Metro services on Line 2 and Line 6 will be curtailed from 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM.
"On Line 2, the Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations will remain closed during this period. However, interchange of passengers from Line 2 to Line 6 and vice-versa will be allowed," Dayal said.
In addition, all Metro parking lots will remain closed from 2.00 PM on January 25 to 1.00 PM on January 26. This step has also been taken as part of the security arrangements, he said.