All Metro stations in Delhi will remain open on Independence Day (August 15) but parking at the stations will be closed from 6 am on August 14 till 2 pm on August 15.
Metro train services will run as usual across the entire Delhi Metro Network on Independence Day.
However, entry/exit at four stations of Violet Line – Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will be permitted from select entry/exit gates during the ceremony.
Independence Day Update
As part of security arrangements, parking facilities in Delhi Metro will be closed from 6am on 14 August till 2pm on 15 August.
Trains will run normally on 15th August. However, some gates at Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate & ITO will remain closed. pic.twitter.com/DZrWlL0Kbx
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) August 13, 2019
Meanwhile, a high alert has been issued for Delhi Metro network in the wake of Independence Day and the recent developments in Kashmir.
The alert was issued soon after the Centre’s big announcement on repealing Article 370, which grants autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
With the upcoming Independence Day celebrations, the police and security agencies are on an alert. Police officials have been asked to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students residing in the capital.
The Union Home Ministry has directed the Delhi police to be on maximum alert so as to pre-empt and prevent any breach of security or public order.
An advisory for remaining on a high alert mode has been issued to all the security forces across the country, including Delhi Police.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) alert is based on general inputs analysed after any important event. The latest directive came after the government abolished Article 370 that gives special status on Jammu and Kashmir and also in view of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations.