Delhi Metro Independence Day Service RED ALERT! Some gates on Violet Line stations will be closed; all parking services shut
Also, it is informed that the parking services at metro stations will be closed from 6 am on August 14 (Wednesday) to 2 pm on August 15 (Thursday).
Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued a red alert on the metro rail network in the capital as advised by the security agencies. The security measures are tight right after the government scrapped Article 370. After this recent development pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir and additional inputs received, the capital has emerged as a soft target for terrorist attacks. Also, it is informed that the parking services at metro stations will be closed from 6 am on August 14 (Wednesday) to 2 pm on August 15 (Thursday).
A red alert has been issued on the entire Delhi Metro network and the metro authority have already advised passengers to allow extra time in security checks for safety purpose. As per ANI report, on Independence day, only selected gates at four Delhi Metro Violet Line stations- Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will be open for entry and exit.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official said that the passengers should know that all the remaining services of the Delhi Metro Rail network will remain unaffected.
As per the reports, the entry/exit at four stations of Violet Line will be permitted from select entry/exit gates during the ceremony time. Also, some gates will remain closed at these stations owing to security considerations during this period.
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For smooth functioning, additional staff will be deployed and more ticketing counters will be opened at Lal Quila and Jama Masjid metro stations on Independence day.
The official said that to facilitate people at Lal Quila station on Independence Day, additional ticket counters will be opened at Lal Quila and Jama Masjid Metro stations along with deployment of additional staff for guiding the additional rush after the ceremony.