NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will operate Delhi Metro trains with 100% capacity from Monday, in view of the revised guidelines issued by the Government and as the Covid-19 situation is under control in the Capital.
However, there is still no provision for passengers to travel by standing and only maximum of 50 passengers per coach will be allowed to travel in comparison to 300 passengers prior to Covid-19.
According to the press release of DMRC, even with these revised guidelines, a maximum 50 passengers per coach are permitted, as against 300 prior to COVID. Entry to stations therefore continues to be regulated.
As a result, though the queues may slightly reduce but they might still be there outside stations specially during peak hours owing to the compliance and adherence to the Covid appropriate behaviour inside Metro premises as per the govt. guidelines. As and when further relaxations are announced by the Authorities, DMRC will ensure that all steps are taken from its end to provide ease of entry and convenient travel to the general public.
DMRC also reiterates that despite being permitted to carry restrictions on numbers of passengers it is still running maximum trains performing over 5100 trips with highest frequency daily as was available during pre-Covid times when over 60 lakh passenger journeys were performed daily, contrary to the general belief that DMRC at present is running its services with reduced trains/trips/frequency due to travel restrictions. Also, the guidelines pronounced by the Authorities are binding on the Delhi Metro.
DMRC once again appeals to the public to travel by the Metro only when it is absolutely necessary and observe all Covid related travel protocols in place for their own and everyone’s safety in this fight against pandemic.