As the vibrant festival of Holi approaches, significant adjustments have been made to Delhi’s public transportation schedules to accommodate the celebrations.

With Holi falling on March 25th this year, both the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) have announced temporary changes to ensure the safety and convenience of the public during this festive occasion.

Delhi Metro’s Holi Schedule Adjustments

The DMRC has announced through their social media handles that while Delhi Metro services will remain operational on Holi, there will be a temporary suspension of services until 2:30 PM on March 25th.

This adjustment is made to ensure the safety of both passengers and staff during the peak hours of Holi celebrations. Metro services will resume post-2:30 PM, allowing revelers to continue their festive journeys with ease.

This announcement comes in the wake of recent closures for security reasons following the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, highlighting the importance of maintaining public safety during significant events. Stations like ITO and Lok Kalyan Marg, which were temporarily closed, have now been reopened, providing relief to daily commuters.

DTC Bus Service Advisory for Holi

In tandem with the metro’s schedule, DTC has also announced a suspension of its bus services until 2 PM on March 25th. After this period, considering the expected reduction in passenger numbers in the evening, only 25% of CNG and electric buses from the active fleet will be operational to serve the public.

DTC officials have emphasized that no changes will be made to the bus shading schedule on March 24th, the day of Holika Dahan, due to it being a Sunday. For further information regarding bus routes or any other inquiries, DTC encourages passengers to contact their call center at 011-41400400 or 1800118181.

Delhi Police’s Efforts to Ensure a Safe Holi

Delhi Police have also prepared to ensure public safety during the festival. An advisory issued by the police outlines the deployment of special teams at key intersections throughout the city.

These teams will focus on preventing traffic violations such as drunk driving, overspeeding, reckless driving, zig-zag driving, red light jumping, triple riding, underage driving, helmetless driving, and performing stunts on two-wheelers. This comprehensive initiative by Delhi Traffic Police aims to maintain safety for pedestrians and drivers alike during the festivities.

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