Weekend curfew begins in Delhi, non-essential activities suspended for next 55 hours | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The weekend curfew, imposed in the nation’s capital to control the spread of Covid, went into effect from Friday evening, putting all non-essential activities on hold for the next 55 hours. The weekend curfew was imposed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) by its January 1 order.
Metro services will continue to be regulated on weekends (January 15-16) in line with DDMA guidelines released last week, an official Delhi Metro spokesperson has said.
Subway services and transit buses will operate with full seating capacity during the curfew, but no standing commuters will be allowed.
Trains will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes on the ‘Yellow Line’ – HUDA City Center to Samaypur Badli and ‘Blue Line’ (i.e. Dwarka Sec-21 to NOIDA Electronic City/Vaishali, said the spokesperson.
On all other lines, trains will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes during the weekend curfew.
E-passes issued last week for essential services will be valid during the curfew.
Markets will be closed during the weekend curfew except for those selling essential goods and services like groceries, vegetables and fruits, medicines, milk, among others.

Michelle J. Kelley