Delhi Election Day: What's Open and What's Shut In The National Capital


What's Closed?

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Liquor Outlets

    Following directives from the Election Commission of India, all liquor stores and licensed premises in Delhi, as well as the neighboring cities of Faridabad and Gurugram, will be closed from 6 pm on May 23 to 6 pm on May 25.

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Educational Institutes

    Due to the ongoing heatwave and high temperatures, all schools and educational institutions in the national capital will remain closed on polling day to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff.

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Banks

    In observance of the fourth Saturday of the month, banks across Delhi will be closed today, coinciding with the electoral schedule.

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What Is Open

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Essential Services

    Critical services such as hospitals, pharmacies, and public transportation will continue to operate without interruption. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation started services early, at 4 am, on all routes to facilitate voter turnout.

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Commercial Establishments

    Retail stores, restaurants, and malls will remain open on polling day, allowing residents to continue their daily activities without disruption.

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Public Transportation

    The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has committed to aiding voter participation by adding extra bus services on 35 routes throughout the city from 4 am onwards, complementing the extended metro services.

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