MCD Election 2022, Delhi Metro Timings Today, Sunday: Delhi Metro train services will start on all lines from 4 am at all terminal stations on the day of civic elections to be held on December 4. Elections for 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi are being held from 8 am to 5:30 pm.
“On December 4, the day of Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, Delhi Metro train services on all lines will start from 4 am from all terminal stations.”
“Trains will run at an interval of 30 minutes on all lines till 6 am. After 6 am, metro trains will run as per the normal Sunday timetable throughout the day,” DMRC said in a statement.
Delhi Metro train services on all lines will start from 4 am till 6 am at an interval of 30 minutes from all terminal stations on the day of Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections i.e. 4th December 2022 (Sunday). Trains after 6 am will run as per the normal Sunday timetable. pic.twitter.com/ZBuahMkoHa
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Also, all wholesale and retail markets in the national capital will remain closed on Sunday in view of the civic elections in Delhi.
The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) said popular markets including Lajpat Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Karol Bagh, Laxmi Nagar among others will remain closed.
Voting began on Sunday for the civic polls in Delhi, which is widely seen as a triangular contest between the AAP, the BJP and the Congress.
Over 1.45 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the elections to 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the results of which could have ramifications beyond the national capital.
Polling began at 8 am amid tight security in the city.
As per the data shared by the State Election Commission officials, the total number of electors in Delhi is 1,45,05,358 including 78,93,418 males, 66,10,879 females and 1,061 transgender persons.
There are 1,349 candidates in the fray and the counting of votes will take place on December 7.
Both the AAP and the BJP have expressed confidence that they will emerge victorious in the elections, while the Congress is trying to regain lost ground.
This is the first civic body election after the fresh delimitation exercise, and the polling is taking place days after the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections and a day before the second phase.
Authorities have set up 13,638 polling booths across Delhi for the exercise.
This is also the first civic poll to be held in the national capital after the February 2020 riots here and as many as 3,360 booths spread across 493 locations have been marked in the sensitive or vulnerable categories, according to data shared by officials.
For the MCD elections, “around 40,000 Delhi Police personnel, around 20,000 home guards and 108 companies of CAPFs and SAPs are to be deployed”, a senior police officer had said earlier.
Election officials said that sixty-eight model polling stations and as many pink polling stations have been set up in the city covering all the assembly constituencies for quality voter experience.
Delhi had 272 wards and three corporations – NDMC, SDMC and EDMC – from 2012-2022 before being re-integrated into the MCD, which formally came into existence on 22 May.
The erstwhile MCD, established in 1958, was bifurcated into three parts in 2012 during Sheila Dikshit’s tenure as chief minister.
(With PTI inputs)