Delhi Metro (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will start adopting all necessary measures such as deploying flying squads, to ensure Delhi Metro commuters follow the Covid-19 protocols after the capital started witnessing a spike in Covid cases.
According to the data, Delhi reported more than 7,100 Covid-19 cases in the last 10 days and the positivity rate has climbed from 1.92 per cent on June 7 to 7.01 per cent on June 15. On Wednesday, 17th June the capital recorded 1,375 Coronavirus cases which is the highest number of daily cases in a month and zero death. According to the officials of DMRC, flying squads have been deployed at metro stations to keep a check on commuters who do not follow Covid norms.
Delhi Metro’s Principal Executive Director Anuj Dayal informed that the deployed flying squads are randomly checking commuters and ensuring that people adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour. Meanwhile, the commuters are being provided with hand sanitizers on the metro stations. If any additional guidelines are directed by the DDMA, then DMRC will implement them as well, he added. According to Dayal, around 2,158 people were penalized for creating nuisance in May (under section 59 of the O&M act) and under the same section, over 500 passengers have been penalized in the first week of June.
According to the DMRC officials, to raise awareness among commuters, many social media campaigns were also launched. A DMRC official informed that Delhi Metro has also carried out multiple campaigns on its official social media platforms like twitter to raise awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Meanwhile, regular announcements are also being made inside Delhi Metro trains and on the stations for the same such as wearing masks inside the metro premises is mandatory.