Noida (Metro Rail News): Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (NMRC’s) Operations team conducted a detailed inspection of the complete Aqua-Line on Saturday to check out the health of the Metro system and to avoid any last-minute glitches in Metro Operations when it reopens on 7th September 2020. The inspection was carried in the presence of Mr. Ravindra Saxena, Chief Operating Officer (NMRC) and other officers of the Operations, Electrical and Rolling Stock team.
“All the systems were thoroughly checked by the officials. All the officials travelled in a Rail Motor Trolley to check the tracks and signalling from the Depot station in Greater Noida to Sector”, a statement released by NMRC said.
The inspection was also done to check the preparedness of NMRC for beginning Metro
services after the lockdown of almost 5 months and to fill lapses, if any.
Fine On Spitting And Travelling Without Mask
To ensure strict compliance of the guidelines which have been issued by NMRC for travelling in the Aqua Line, NMRC will be imposing fines on commuters who are found travelling without masks and spitting inside Metro stations and trains or any other metro premises.
“Passengers found spitting inside Metro stations, trains or any other metro premises will have to pay a fine of Rs. 100 at the first time and Rs. 500 for any subsequent occurrence. Passengers found travelling without masks in the Metro trains, stations or any other Metro premises will have to pay a fine of Rs. 500, said the statement.
“These penalties will be imposed strictly by the NMRC staff so that NMRC commuters follow the guidelines and help NMRC in preventing the spread of the Corona Virus”, said Mrs. Ritu Maheshwari, the Managing Director of NMRC.
To encourage Use of Cashless Ticketing, the NMRC is spreading the message of using cashless ticketing options among its
commuters like use of Smart Card and QR code generated by NMRCs mobile App.
NMRC currently has 3 ticketing option
- Use of Contactless Smart Card Use of QR code generated by NMRCs Mobile App. This QR code can also be scanned without touching the smart phone with the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates.
- Use of paper generated QR Code which can be purchased from the Metro stations.
“NMRC is encouraging its commuters to use the first two options as much as possible to
help in minimising human contact and help in keeping our commuters safe”, said Mrs. Maheshwari.