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Apart from this, 65 customer facilitation officers and a relief train will be available on all routes except Airport Line and Line 9, DMRC tweeted on Wednesday.

Written by Yagya Sharma | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has set up 169 additional ticket vending machines at stations to ensure smooth travel for passengers on the occasion of Rakshabandhan on Thursday.

In addition, 65 customer facilitation officers and a relief train will be available on all routes except Airport Line and Line 9, DMRC tweeted on Wednesday.

The Gray Line or Line 9 of the Delhi Metro connects Dwarka and Dhansa bus stops located at Najafgarh in West Delhi.

In 2021, metro service started early on Rakshabandhan to cope with the heavy rush, however, this time DMRC has yet to announce such time change.

Governments of UP, Haryana and Rajasthan have announced free bus travel for female passengers due to the festival.

Rakshabandhan marks the special bond that siblings share. It is celebrated on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha of the month of Shravan, also known as Shravan Poornima or Kjari Poonam.

Read also| Raksha Bandhan 2022: Puja timings, shubh muhurat, auspicious time to bind rakhi

This year, Rakshabandhan falls on August 11, however, according to the Hindu calendar, it can be celebrated on two dates, August 11 and August 12.

This year, the full moon date of Shukla Paksha will begin at 10:38 a.m. on Thursday, August 11. Purnima Tithi will last until 7:05 am on Friday August 12.

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