Smart Card, Token To Be Functional As Delhi Metro Resumes Services

The metro department on Saturday said that no standing passengers would be allowed inside the metro rail and in order to ensure social distancing and compliance only 50 per cent seating will be permitted inside trains.

Smart Card, Token To Be Functional As Delhi Metro Resumes Services

Tokens and smart cards will be functional when the services resume today. (Representational)

By Joymala Bagchi:

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday said both Smart Cards and tokens will be functional when the services resume on Monday.

Speaking to ANI, an official from the Metro department said, "Smart card and token both are allowed for commuting in Delhi metro from tomorrow onward. However, smart cards will be preferred keeping in view contactless communication."

However, the official also clarified that there would be no change in the existing 20 per cent discount on smart cards which has been there for a long time.

Delhi Metro services, which were closed following an unprecedented spike in Covid cases in the national capital, will be resumed for the general public from Monday with a 50 per cent seating capacity.

The metro department on Saturday said that no standing passengers would be allowed inside the metro rail and in order to ensure social distancing and compliance only 50 per cent seating will be permitted inside trains.

The Delhi Metro services were suspended on May 10 in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic.

On Monday only half of the available trains will be inducted into service with a frequency ranging from about 5 to 15 min on different lines.

More trains will be available on schedule from Wednesday onward.