NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): With Covid-19 cases continue to decline in the Capital, the unlock process has started gradually in Delhi from Friday. However, the operation of Delhi Metro will take some time and is expected to start operation in Unlock-2 from the 7th of June. Delhi Metro, the lifeline of Delhi, is not only imperative for Delhi but also to other NCR cities such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram etc.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will continue following strictness in Unlock-2 including social distancing, compulsory wearing of masks and other important Covid-19 guidelines.
Delhi Metro trains will allow only 50 passengers per coach. In order to maintain social distancing, the seating arrangement of passengers leaving a seat in the coach will remain the same as before. Commuters must download the Arogya Setu App.
There will be thermal screening of passengers before entering the metro station. Metro stations may also get closed if social distancing protocols are not followed as done before also.
Citizens also want the strictness to continue but at the same time also want exemption in the metro for people who are travelling to get Covid-19 vaccination along with exemption to pregnant women.
In addition to health workers, people connected with emergency services like Delhi Police, Fire Department, electricity water etc. should also be allowed to travel in the metro by showing ID.
Delhi Metro rail network is by far the largest and busiest metro system in India with a total length of 348 km along with 253 stations serving NCR with an average daily ridership of 4.7 million.