Delhi is gearing up for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for May 25, with preparations underway to ensure smooth voting processes and high voter turnout. As the national capital braces for the polling day, several measures have been implemented, including closures and additional services. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s open and what’s closed on May 25:

Closure of Liquor Shops:

In compliance with the directives issued by the Election Commission of India, all liquor shops and licensed premises in Delhi, Faridabad, and Gurgaon will remain closed on May 25. The ban on liquor sales has been effective since May 23 and will continue until 6:00 p.m. on polling day. Additionally, liquor sales will be prohibited on June 4, the day of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 result announcement.

Schools Shut Down:

Due to the prevailing heatwave conditions, schools in Delhi have been closed, and the Delhi government has instructed all private schools to commence summer vacations immediately.

Banks Closed:

As May 25 falls on the fourth Saturday of the month, banks will remain closed. This closure aligns with the Reserve Bank of India’s declaration of a bank holiday in certain cities during the fifth phase of elections.

Delhi Metro Operating:

To accommodate staff deployed for election duty, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that metro train services on all lines will commence at 4:00 a.m. on May 25. Trains will operate with a frequency of 30 minutes on all lines until 6:00 a.m., following which normal services will resume throughout the day.

Enhanced Bus Service:

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will operate additional bus services across 35 routes starting at 4:00 a.m. on polling day to facilitate transportation to and from polling stations. Additionally, the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) will provide services on 46 routes to support voter mobility.

Traffic Advisory in Place:

While the Delhi Traffic Police has not issued specific traffic advisories for polling day, traffic restrictions will be in place on May 24. These restrictions include areas near ITI Nand Nagri Delhi, with advisory details available on the official traffic advisory channels.

As Delhi prepares for the crucial sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, these arrangements aim to ensure the smooth conduct of voting processes and minimal disruptions to daily life. With enhanced transportation services and closures in place, authorities are committed to facilitating voter participation and maintaining public safety during this significant electoral event.

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