Delhi metro services are all set to resume from September 7. The Centre, in its Unlock4 guidelines on Saturday allowed metro services across the country in a graded manner. The Delhi metro trains have not been functioning since March 22, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the first phase of the coronavirus lockdown.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) issued new guidelines to travel in it.
No tokens will be issued to ensure contactless and cashless travel in metro.
Wearing masks will be mandatory inside the stations and coaches.
To maintain social distancing in the metro coaches, travelers will be allowed to sit on alternate seats. DMRC has put posters to mark seats where commuters can’t sit.
Only 3 people will be allowed at one time in a lift and commuters will have to maintain a one step gap on escalators.
The stoppage time of trains on metro stations will increase to ensure social distancing between commuters while boarding/de-boarding trains. The current stoppage time is 10-20 seconds.
There will be not stop at containment zones
The entry/exit points at each station will be limited. Only “specified number of gates” will be operational to manage the crowd at stations.
Hand sanitisers will be also be installed at required points for the commuters