DELHI (Metro Rail News): Metro train services will resume in the cities of Chennai and Bangalore as State governments further relaxing Covid-19 imposed restrictions as cases of Covid-19 continue to decline.
In Chennai, metro train services will resume from Monday by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) as the Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown in the state till June 28 with further relaxations.
Chennai Metro trains will operate with 50% occupancy from 6.30 am to 9.00 pm in both the Blue Line (Airport to Wimco Nagar) and Green Line (St Thomas Mount to Dr MGR Central Metro Station).
Bangalore Metro will also resume its services from Monday on both the lines with trains to operate between 7.00 am to 11.00 am and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm with a frequency of 5 minutes.
However, metro services in Bangalore will be available on weekdays from Monday to Friday and will not be available on Saturday and Sundays as the weekend curfew imposed in the state and the capital.
Hyderabad metro has also rescheduled its timings from Monday with the first train from respective terminal stations to start at 7.00 am and the last train will start now from respective terminal stations at 9.00 pm and reach the respective terminating stations around 10.00 pm.
Commuters in all these cities would require to strictly follow all Covid-19 protocols while travelling in metros including wearing of masks, maintain social distancing, regular hand sanitization, thermal screening etc.
On the other hand, Kochi metro is still awaiting State government permission to resume services as it has taken all measures related to Covid-19 safety.