The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday morning briefly closed the entry gates at several metro stations in the national capital to deal with overcrowding. The metro stations where no passengers were allowed to enter the station premises were Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Kashmere Gate, Shadipur, Dwarka mor, Tagore Garden, Rajouri Garden, Patel Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Rajendra Place, Moti Nagar, Jhandewalan, R K Ashram Marg, Karkardooma, Preet Vihar, Nirman Vihar, Supreme Court, Anand Vihar ISBT, Vaishali and MG Road.
The DMRC later tweeted that all stations on Red and Yellow Line are open except for Kashmere Gate.
Earlier on Monday, the DMRC issued an update regarding its services in the wake of the complete lockdown imposed in the national capital from Monday night to arrest the spread of Covid-19. It said that services will be available on the entire network with a frequency of 30 minutes. The services will be available during the morning (8 AM to 10 AM) and evening (5 PM to 7 PM) peak hours across the network with a headway (frequency) of 30 minutes.
"For rest of the hours of the day, metro rail services across the network will be available with a frequency of 60 min only. Services during this period can be availed only by the exempted category of people on the production of the valid IDs," the DMRC said in a statement.
The Delhi government has imposed a complete lockdown in the national capital for six days, ending next Monday at 5 AM (April 26). The decision was taken to flatten the graph of Covid-19.
Delhi recorded as many as 23,686 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached over 8.77 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 12,361. As many as 240 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.