Blue, Pink lines of Delhi Metro resume after 171 days

Trains to operate in batches of four hours each - from 7-11 am and 4-8 pm in first stage

Delhi Metro
The Urban Development Department will soon issue Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for operating metros, which was halted on March 25 following a nation-wide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus

After a hiatus of 171 days, the Blue and Pink lines of Delhi Metro services resumed on Wednesday (September 9) with curtailed operation timings.

Trains will operate in batches of four hours each – from 7-11 am and 4-8 pm in the first stage.

“The Blue and Pink lines resumed services today. Slowly and steadily, Delhi Metro will be back to take you places! #MetroBackOnTrack,” the DMRC tweeted.

On Monday, the Delhi Metro had resumed services with curtailed operation of the Yellow Line, since the closure of the urban transporter on March 22.


The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations in a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it would be done in three stages from September 7-12.

Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours — 7-11 am and 4-8 pm. While nearly 15,500 passengers availed the Yellow Line and Rapid Metro combined on Monday, the figures stood at nearly 17,600 on Tuesday. Metro services in Delhi-NCR was closed since March 22 due to the pandemic.

The DMRC has appealed to people to use rapid transport only if urgently needed.

(With inputs from agencies)