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Delhi Metro services to be curtailed on R-Day

NEW DELHI: Services of Delhi Metro will be restricted on Saturday at the account of safety preparations for Republic Day celebrations.

"The services of Delhi Metro will be partially curtailed on Saturday, January 26 (Republic Day) as part of the security arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations as per the instructions of Delhi Police," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.

The access and go out of passengers at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan Metro stations will remain closed from 06:00 am as much as 12:00 pm while the Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro stations will shut access and go out from 08:45 am to 12:00 pm. However, the Central Secretariat station can be utilized for interchange of passengers between Yellow and Violet line, DMRC said.

Metro schedules of Yellow Line (HUDA City Centre-Samaypur Badli) and Red Line (Kashmere Gate-Raja Nahar Singh) have additionally been partly changed.

The metro stations on Violet Line, specifically ITO, Delhi Gate, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, will remain open all the way through the day. However, positive access and go out gates at these stations will remain closed from the beginning of revenue products and services till 12:00 pm.

In addition, all of the Metro parking loads will remain closed from 06.00 am on January 25 to two.00 pm on January 26.

Security preparations in the nationwide capital has been beefed up. Around 25,000 police workforce were deployed in and round Rajpath with virtually 405 DFMG gates set up at all access and go out points of which, 30 crucial access points were provided with CCTV cameras built-in with facial recognition characteristic. All wanted terrorists and criminals' information, at the side of their photographs were fed into them.

Snipers, provided with anti-drone weapons, will be stationed on a complete of 160 rooftops and structures in and across the house of the parade will be evacuated on January 25 after 12 pm and will be sealed till the primary Republic Day Parade match.

Meanwhile, safety has additionally been heightened in Jammu and Kashmir, especially on Jammu-Srinagar Highway.

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