NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Since the resumption of full DMRC services post-169-day hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, around 2.5 lakh commuters used the Delhi Metro services till late evening on Monday, the first working day. On Saturday, the DMRC had gone back to its schedule as it was before the metro rail operations were suspended on 22 March 2020 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
As per different Media Reports, the ridership of Delhi Metro till 7:30 PM stood at 2,49,884. The three main corridors – Red Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line and Blue Line branch had a ridership of 29,394 commuters, 76,266 commuters, 67,114 commuters and 7,908 commuters respectively. The Airport Line saw 4,237 riders on the first working day since the resumption of full Delhi Metro services. The Airport Line corridor was reopened on Saturday.
According to an official, the ridership for other lines were 10,370 commuters on Green Line, 21,354 on Violet Line, 15,420 on Pink Line, 16,349 on Magenta Line, 1,472 on Grey Line. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has also been reaching out to Delhi Metro commuters through social media to inform them that the services of peak hours are now available in non-peak hours as well. The peak hours of Delhi Metro are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In order to facilitate passengers, a headway of 2 minutes 45 seconds to 6 minutes will be maintained from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.