New Delhi: The weekend curfew, imposed in the national capital to check the spread of coronavirus, has kicked in from Friday night. It implies that all non-essential activities will be put on hold for the next 55 hours. The weekend curfew has been imposed from 10 pm of Friday till 5 am of Monday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) through an order issued on January 1.Also Read - Traders Threaten To Hold Protest, Urge Delhi Govt To Withdraw Weekend Curfew, Odd-Even Rules
Delhi Metro train services will continue to be regulated on the weekend (January 15 -16) in compliance with the DDMA guidelines issued last week, said an official spokesperson of the Delhi Metro. Metro services and public transport buses will operate with full seating capacity during the curfew, but no standing commuters will be allowed. Also Read - 50% Attendance, Staggered Timing: Delhi Issues New Guidelines For Private Offices | Read Here
Trains will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes on the ‘Yellow Line’ – HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli-and ‘Blue Line’ (i.e. Dwarka Sec-21 to NOIDA Electronic City/Vaishali, the spokesperson said. On all other lines, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes during the weekend curfew. Also Read - Weekend Curfew to Continue in Delhi, Pvt Offices Allowed to Run at 50% Capacity | Read Details
Other essential services
The e-passes issued last week for essential services will be valid during the curfew. Markets will be closed during the weekend curfew barring those dealing in essential goods and services like groceries, vegetables and fruits, medicines, milk among others.
(With inputs from PTI)