In view of the huge traffic on New Year's Eve on December 31, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to close all exits at Rajiv Chowk Metro station after 9 PM. "To ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve (31st December 2019), exit from Rajiv Chowk Metro station will not be allowed after 9 PM. However, the entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of the last train," Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.
However, the passengers will be allowed to enter and board the trains at the Rajiv Chowk metro station even after 9 pm. The Delhi Metro advisory is just for December 31.
New Year Eve Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) December 30, 2019
To ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve (31 December 2019), exit from Rajiv Chowk metro station will not be allowed after 9 PM onwards. Entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of last train.
Please plan your journey accordingly.
According to the reports, the advisory has been issued to manage law and order situation in the area which usually witness huge footfall during New Year celebrations.
Meanwhile, the construction of Delhi Metro's Phase-IV began with a ground-breaking ceremony at Haider Badli Mor on Monday, officials said. With it, the piling work began for construction of 10 stations on Janakpuri-RK Ashram corridor.
The Union Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in March had approved three out of the six corridors of Delhi Metro's proposed Phase-IV which will further improve connectivity in the national capital.
According to the government, the Mukundpur-Maujpur, RK Ashram-Janakpuri West and Aero City-Tughlakabad corridors were approved by the Cabinet.