The Delhi Metro will begin its services from 4 am on May 12, the day of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. The decision to run the metro train two hours earlier than the regular timing comes to facilitate the staff deployed for election duty for travelling, officials said Thursday.
The regular timing for the Delhi Metro train services otherwise begin at 6 am.
"On the day of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on Sunday, May 12, the Delhi Metro train services on all lines will start from 4 am, so that the staff deployed for election duty can avail the facility," the DMRC said in a statement.
The trains will run with a frequency of 30 minutes on all the lines till 6 am.
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Later, metro trains will run as per the normal Sunday timetable throughout the day, it said.
However, trains on the Blue Line, going from Dwarka Sector 21 towards Vaishali, will begin operations at 4.30 am.
Delhi Metro's current span is 373 km and 271 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line, and its average daily ridership is about 30 lakh.