DMRC To Extend Metro Services In Delhi-NCR By 30 Mins On Days Of ICC World Cup Matches

by Tejashee Kashyap
DMRC To Extend Metro Services In Delhi-NCR By 30 Mins On Days Of ICC World Cup Matches

The Delhi Metro is a lifeline for the people of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). With several ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches scheduled to be held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here, the Delhi Metro is doing extra trips by extending its last train timings by about 30 minutes on all to allow spectators to reach their destinations smoothly.

Delhi Metro To Extend Services For Long

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The Delhi Metro has made minor changes to its last train timings on all lines (except the Airport Express Line) to facilitate movement during the Cricket World Cup 2023 matches (day and night) scheduled to be held on the 7th, 11th, 15th, 25th and 6th November 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium (Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds) in New Delhi. The stadium is next to the Delhi Gate Metro station on the Violet Line, which runs from Kashmere Gate to Raja Nahar Singh.

The Delhi Metro will perform extra train trips (about 24) by extending its last train schedules by roughly 30 minutes on all lines in preparation for a sudden rush predicted at close metro stations after the match ends. This will allow spectators to easily reach their locations by taking the the metro.

The DMRC will also deploy extra personnel and Customer Facilitation Agents (CFA) at the Delhi Gate Metro station to accommodate the increased crowds on match day. The final train times may be subject to further changes dependent on match requirements, so commuters should plan their travels appropriately.

Also Read: Now Book Your Delhi Metro Tickets On WhatsApp With This New Ticket Booking System; Here’s How!

ICC Cricket World Cup In India

Hosting the World Cup often necessitates infrastructure development and improvements in transportation, and accommodations. The World Cup can lead to a surge in international and domestic tourism. Cricket fans from other countries travel to India to support their teams, and local fans also travel to different host cities to watch matches.

Even before the cities hosting World Cup matches were announced,  the hospitality and tourist businesses in India received a big boost. Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and other host cities have seen a considerable increase in visitors since the programme was released.

Are you planning to visit the Delhi stadium for the World Cup via Delhi Metro?

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