ormal timings will be restored on these two sections from December 9 onwards once the integration work is complete. (File photo)
The time schedule of the first and the last trains on the Pink Line of the Delhi Metro have been temporarily changed because of a technical work beginning on Monday, according to officials. There will be “minor temporary changes” in the first and last train timings from the terminal stations, interchange stations and other stations of the two operational sections of the Pink Line — Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar and Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake to Shiv Vihar, officials said. The changes are to facilitate the technical integration of various systems for the extension of the corridor from Lajpat Nagar up to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1. Normal timings will be restored on these two sections from December 9 onwards once the integration work is complete, the official said.
“The Delhi Metro will be undertaking upgrading work from late night hours till early morning hours from December 3-8. During this period, there will be minor variation (0-75 minutes) in the first and last train timings for the trains originating from either end of these two operational sections,” a senior official said as quoted by PTI.
The train from Maljis Park to Lajpat Nagar will start at 6.44 am instead of 6 am and will close by 9.45 pm. In reverse, Lajpat Nagar to Maljis Park the train that use start at 6.18 am will start at 6.25 and 7.25 am and the trip will be complete by 10 pm and 10.45 pm while the existing time of the train is 11.15. Further, on the Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake to Shiv Vihar Section will start by 6 and 6.15 am till 10.20 and 10.42 pm, respectively, the official said adding that, “for the rest of the day during this integration period, train services on these two sections will be running as per normal schedule.”
The new line which is expected to be operational by mid of December is the extension of existing operational sections Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar and Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake to Shiv Vihar of Pink Line.
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“Delhi Metro advises the commuters who are early morning/late night hour users of the metro on these sections to check the timings from DMRC website/helpline 155370 and plan their travel accordingly,” the DMRC said in a statement. The corporation will also deploy additional staff and make regular announcements at the stations/trains to facilitate the passengers during the period, it added.
There are 38 stations in the newly inaugurated Pink Line, of which 26 are elevated and 12 are underground.