DMRC has announced that as part of a heightened security arrangement for Independence Day, parking facilities at Delhi Metro stations will not be available from Tuesday 6am till 2pm on 15 August. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
DMRC has announced that as part of a heightened security arrangement for Independence Day, parking facilities at Delhi Metro stations will not be available from Tuesday 6am till 2pm on 15 August. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Delhi Metro timings unchanged on Independence Day, parking open from 2pm

Delhi Metro services are running regularly like everyday on Independence Day, 15 August, but parking is not available till 2pm and some gates of select Metro stations are closed.

New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters need to keep few things in mind before taking the Metro train in Delhi NCR region on 15th August, Independence Day. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has already added an extra layer of security check before you enter the Metro stations. And till 2pm today, you will not be able to park you cars or bikes at Metro stations.

DMRC has announced that as part of a heightened security arrangement for Independence Day, parking facilities at Delhi Metro stations will not be available till 2pm on 15 August, after which parking gates will be thrown open once again. Parking contractors have been asked to use the opportunity to clean parking lots.

This security measure is adopted each year to prevent any untoward incidents.

Timings of Delhi Metro services has remained unchanged on Independence Day. DMRC went an extra step ahead and opened train services from 4.30am today in between Escorts Mujesar and Kashmere Gate on the violet line for those who wanted to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at Red Fort.

Also read: List of roads to avoid in Delhi on Independence Day

For Metro commuters, there were no restrictions on entry and exit at any of the metro stations as train services are plying normally. However, some entry/exit gates of Lal Quila, ITO, Delhi Gate and Jama Masjib Metro stations are closed down for security reasons.

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As mark of a tribute to freedom fighters to celebrate Independence Day, Delhi Metro has now started a special Freedom Express train which has photographs of freedom fighters. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh flagged off the Metro train from Race Course Metro Station.

The six-coach special Metro train has started plying on Yellow Line in between Samaypur Badli and HUDA City Centre metro stations. Displaying pictures of freedom fighters Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, B R Ambedkar and several luminaries from different walks of life, the Metro train is designed to spread inspirational messages.

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