Delhi Metro starts trains on regular timings from today

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New Delhi : After resuming operations in a phased manner across Delhi-NCR, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started running trains at regular timings (6am to 11pm) from Saturday.

On Friday, the Delhi Metro recorded a total ridership of 1,28,886 (till 7.30pm). The Magenta Line catered to 6,953 passengers and Grey Line to 514 passengers. The ridership on the Yellow Line (Huda City Centre to Samaypur Badli) was 41,689, while it was 38,623 on the Blue Line (Dwarka Sector-21 to Vaishali/Noida Electronic Centre). Pink Line (Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar) got 8,678 passengers and Red Line 15,485 passengers.

On Sundays, (From September 20) the services will commence at 8am from all such sections which had this practice in style before the lockdown also.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also resumed the Airport Express Line on Saturday and asked people to follow guidelines. DMRC tweeted, ''With the resumption of service on the Airport Express Line, all lines of the Delhi Metro network are now open! Remember to follow the guidelines when traveling.''

However, DMRC added that the metro operations will start at 6 am on Sunday--September 13, as a part of the graded opening.

The DMRC resumed its services on September 7 in a phase-wise manner. The gradual opening will be completed on Saturday with the reopening of the Airport Express line.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations in a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it would be done in three stages from September 7-12.