After an extended halt, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has resumed its services during a phase-wise manner (PTI) which can be operational from today. The passenger services on all lines are going to be available from 6 am-11 pm. The metro services were pack up thanks to the coronavirus outbreak on 22nd march.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations during a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it might be wiped out three stages from September 7-12.
To avoid huge crowds within the metro also as at the stations, DMRC director Mangu Singh has appealed to the folks that they ought to refrain from traveling during peak hours by posting a video message on the twitter handle of the DMRC that read, “Delhi Metro will resume full services from tomorrow because it was during normal days. We appeal to people to stagger the time of their journeys to interrupt the height hour rush in order that more passengers are often carried by the system.” He further added ” “I also appeal to employers to permit their employees to return to figure following a staggered time schedule in order that they will travel in metro accordingly. this may ensure social distancing at work and also during travel in the metro. those that are performing from home should still do so.”
Have a glance on the three stages:
Under stage one, Rapid Metro, Yellow, Blue, Pink, Red, Violet, and Green lines are going to be made operational with restricted service hours.
The second stage began on Friday with Magenta and gray lines also opening their doors to commuters and repair hours being extended.
Under stage three, the Delhi Metro has not only made the Airport Express line operational but also brought back the metro services to its regular timings – from 6 am to 11 pm.
The DMRC has also appealed to people to use rapid transport as long as urgently needed.