New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) on Saturday released special timings for the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which will be celebrated across the country on Sunday (August 22).The DMRC announced that the timings have been revised for the day to facilitate those travelling for Raksha Bandhan.ALSO READ | Delhi Covid Restrictions: Markets To Remain Open Beyond 8 PM From Monday – Check New GuidelinesDMRC services will begin at 6:30 am on the pink line and 6:00 am on the magenta line.“In order to facilitate those travelling for Raksha Bandhan, metro services will begin at 6:30 am on pink line and 6:00 am on magenta line on 22 August 2021 (Sunday),” the DMRC stated. On the red line extension, the services will begin at 5:30 am while on the blue line extension, the metro will begin operations at 6:00 am.“In order to facilitate those travelling for Raksha Bandhan, metro services will begin at 5:30 am on red line extension and 6:00 am on blue line extension on 22 August 2021 (Sunday),” it added.
Notably, Noida residents will also be able to get a metro ride on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan as the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) announced the resumption of Aqua-Line rail service for riders from this Sunday (August 22) onwards. “Weekend curfew has been lifted by the UP government on Sundays as well. Accordingly, the NMRC has decided to resume the metro rail service on every Sunday. This change will be effective from August 22 (Sunday) onwards,” NMRC managing director Ritu Maheshwari said, as quoted by PTI. The metro trains will operate from 6 am to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday, the trains will commence from 8 am and continue till 10 pm.”The trains will run at an interval of 10 minutes during peak hours (8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm) and 15 minutes during non-peak hours from Monday to Frida,” Maheshwari added.The metro trains between Noida and Greater Noida will also not skip stations during weekends. “Metro train services on Saturdays and Sundays will be available at an interval of 15 minutes throughout the day without skipping of stations,” she informed. This is in reference to NMRC operating ‘fast trains’ during peak hours on weekdays that skip a few stations with lesser passengers in order to save the time of commuters between Noida and Greater Noida.