Ahead of Delhi’s spectacular Republic Day 2023 celebrations on January 26, security has been stepped up in the national capital, causing Delhi Metro users to face some difficulties on their commute.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued an advisory for all metro travelers on Republic Day 2023, informing that several metro stations will remain closed during the January 26 parade. Apart from this, Delhi Metro parking will also remain closed for some time.
As per the security arrangements announced by the Delhi Police, all Delhi Metro car parks will remain closed from 06:00 AM on 25th January to 2:00 PM on 26th January 2021. The car parks will reopen once the 2023 Republic Day security is in place. the capital is reduced, after the parade.
In an official statement, DMRC said, “The services on Line 2 (HUDA City Center – Samaypur Badli) of Delhi Metro will be partially regulated on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Republic Day). This is being done as part of the security arrangements for the Republic Day celebration as instructed by the Delhi Police.”
Furthermore, two metro stations on the yellow line of the Delhi metro – Udyog Bhavan and Central Secretariat – will keep their entrance and exit gates closed from the start of tax services until 12 noon. Passengers can use Central Secretariat station to transfer to metro lines.
As per the security regulation, the entrances and exits of Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg metro stations will remain closed from 08:45 AM to 12:00 PM. All Delhi Metro car parks will also remain closed from 26 January 06:00 AM to 26 January 2:00 PM.
DMRC further said: “Beating Retreat Ceremony: On January 29, 2022 (Saturday), on the occasion of Beating Retreat, metro services at Central Secretariat and Line 2 Udyog Bhawan metro stations (HUDA City Center – Samaypur Badli) will not be serviced from 2:00 PM until 6:30 pm. However, transferring passengers from Line 2 to Line 6 (Kashmere Gate to Raja Nahar Singh) and vice versa is allowed at Central Secretariat metro station during this period. Normal service at these stations will resume at 6:30 p.m..”
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