Delhi metro gets on track after 169 days
The Corona crises had halted some major routines of the public, the shutting down of public transport made things tough.
The lockdown imposed in various part of the country did bring the daily chores to a full stop. But, with the phase of ‘Unlock’ going on, the government has loosened some strings and allowed public places and public transport to resume their services.
Following the rules and regulations that come along the process of ‘Unlock’, Metro trains have resumed in select cities of the country today.
Even the Delhi metro got a green signal to resume its services after a long span of 169 days. Delhi Metro has resumed services from 7 am.
“We have deployed police force at every metro station for crowd management and to ensure that people wear face masks and follow norms of social distancing,” Atul Katiyar, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Delhi, told ANI.
Based on central guidelines, the metro authorities of Delhi, Noida, Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mumbai Line-1, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Maha Metro (Nagpur), Kolkata, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have prepared their standard operating procedures.
While Maharashtra will not be resuming metro operation this month.
The DMRC has appealed to people to use the rapid transport only if urgently needed.
Wearing of masks inside train coaches and station premises is mandatory, and those found violating the guidelines would be fined by authorities.