NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): As Delhi Metro resume its services from 7th June, long queues of commuters outside Delhi Metro stations has become a common phenomenon, especially during peak hours.
Delhi Metro resumes its operations with 50% of the seating capacity and commuters are not allowed to stand. As Delhi eases lockdown restrictions which came as a great relief to the people, the passenger load has also increased significantly for Delhi Metro since 7th of June.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also needs to make sure that all Covid-19 guidelines are followed by commuters for safe travel in metro and at the same time, commuters are also now complaining about the increased waiting period as the queues gets longer day by day and also demanding increase service of metro trains to reduce waiting time.
According to a DMRC official, “We are operating on 50% of the seating capacity and no standing passengers are allowed. We have increased the frequency of trains. Trains are now available at 2 to 5 minutes intervals during peak hours. In case the waiting time is more than 20 minutes, we are informing people about it through social media.”
DMRC also stated that in order to ensure social distancing and compliance to 50% seating in trains, entry of passengers is allowed in limited and controlled manner. Drives are also being carried out to counsel or sensitise passengers. Announcements are being made in trains in this regard.
DMRC is expecting the situation to improve once more relaxations are allowed by the authorities in the coming days as Covid-19 cases continue to drop in the capital.