Delhi Metro Railway Corporation on Friday announced that due to track maintenance between Yamuna Bank and Vaishali on February 4, 2018, trains will run at a frequency of every 15 minutes. The branch of the Blue line of DMRC from Yamuna Bank to Vaishali consisting of eight stations will be affected between 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. According to Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DMRC, Anuj Dayal, “On 4 Feb, b/w 12;30-2:30 pm there’ll be maintenance block b/w Yamuna Bank & Vaishali for track maintenance.” However, according to the director, services between Yamuna Bank and Dwarka Sector 21 stretch of the Blue Line that includes 34 stations will not be affected. Commuters from Yamuna Bank travelling towards Laxmi Nagar, Nirman Vihar, Preet Vihar, Karkar Duma, Anand Vihar and Kaushambhi will face problem as according to DMRC press release, the disruption will be caused only on a single line for two hours, meaning, the maintenance work will be carried out on Down line (Yamuna Bank to Vaishali) during non-peak hours.
Due to which, train services will be provided on the Up line (towards Yamuna Bank from Vaishali) every 15 minutes instead of 7 minutes, which is usually the gap on Sunday. The stretch between Yamuna Bank and Vaishali is 8.7 km long. Train frequency on an average day usually take some two minutes. The press release also informed that maintenance work on the Down line has to be undertaken during the day time due to ‘ambient temperature constraints’. The DMRC has said it will ensure that commuters do not face inconvenience and it will deploy additional Customer Facilitation Agents (CFAs) and security staffs for crowd management and commuter assistance at important stations of Yamuna Bank and Anand Vihar. DMRC Executive Director also said that announcements will also be made at the stations and inside the trains about destination of trains and respective platforms for change over during this period.