Delhi Metro Resumes Tomorrow, To Welcome Commuters With Caution
Updated: September 06, 2020 17:00 IST
After a gap of more than five months, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to welcome passengers in a phased manner in three stages begining from September 7.
Delhi Metro, which had suspended its services in March due to coronavirus outbreak will reopen with caution putting into place a series of measures such as closed token counters, limited entry and exit points, thermal scanners and sanitisers.
Initially, the Metro will be run in two slots -- 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 8 pm till September 10. Only Yellow Line of Delhi Metro railways -- from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre -- will be operational in phase I.
On Monday the Yellow Line (Samyapur Badli to HUDA City Centre) will be opened. It is mandatory for all commuters to follow a new normal of social distancing, face mask and hand sanitisation.
Over a period of next five days i.e, by September 12, rest of the Lines will also be made operational.
On Sunday morning at Rajiv Chowk metro, workers carried out a santisation drive. They cleaned benches, lifts and floors along with the metal barricades placed at the platforms.
As a precautionary measure and to avoid human contact, automatic thermal scanners have been placed at the platforms along with sanitiser dispensing machines for the passengers and the staff.
Seating arrangements have been made for the passengers on alternate seats in the train or stand, maintaining a gap of one meter.
As per the DMRC guidelines, trains will be sanitised at terminal stations. Once they are back to the Depots, the trains will again be thoroughly sanitised. The doors will be kept open at terminal stations to let fresh air into the trains.