NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) is conducting an online survey to study the possibility of commuters planning their travel in flexible timings in order to avoid overcrowding the metro. The link for this online survey will be made active today on DMRC’s social media pages. The survey link will be available till 27th October 2020.
“The survey is aimed at collecting information from the Metro commuters on their ability/possibility to schedule their travel in off-peak hours so as to avoid the rush during morning and evening peak hours. The questions of the survey are designed to cover basic aspects of metro travel, such as the timings of travel, line utilization, the flexibility of planning the travel in non-peak hours, and whether the commuters have an option to work from home”, the DMRC said in a statement.
“The inputs provided in this survey would help the Delhi Metro to understand the commuters’ requirements better and to further improve the services”, it further added.
After the Delhi Metro resumed its full-fledged services on 12th September 2020 – with the new norms and social distancing in place due to the ongoing to Corona pandemic – the occupancy on metro has been limited. However, it has been observed that certain sections of the DMRC network have witnessed 100% occupancy during morning and evening peak hours.
“In view of this, the commuters are requested to ‘break the peak’ by staggering the travel timings to decongest the peak hours and avail the additional capacity available during off-peak hours for their own convenience and safety amidst the Corona pandemic”, said Mr Anuj Dayal.