Delhi Metro: After almost 5 months of halt, DMRC resumed the Delhi Metro services after making important precautionary measures in the time of the global pandemic. Despite the increase in a number of cases, the Government of Delhi and DMRC decided to make metros run on the line in the process of unlocking after lockdown which stretched for almost 3 months.
DMRC resumes metro services under Unlock 4
The services resumed at 7 am as of today ( September 7) following strict safety measures and maintaining social distancing on stations as well as in metros. The first trains left from Samaypur Badli station to HUDA City Centre station and simultaneously from HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli, a senior official of DMRC said.
Precautionary measures are made compulsory
The following safety measures including wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing are made compulsory for the travellers. The passengers are allowed to board the metro after their temperature check and sanitization of hands.
All the Delhi Metro ground staff and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel were seen wearing face shields, masks, and gloves as preventive measures against the Covid-19 virus.
Guidelines have been issued by the Home Ministry to resume the metro operations in proper manners. As per DMRC Delhi Metro will resume its functioning in three stages which will be completed till September 12.
Services will be fully functional after September 12
Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours, a DMRC official said. Trains will be operational in batches which would be of a duration of four hours each. The timings for the first stage will be 7-11 am in the morning and 4-8 pm in the evening.
There is a drastic increase in the number of cases in Delhi in the past few days, which is a topic of great concern for the Government as well as DMRC. For the upcoming days, DMRC has appealed people to use Metros only if urgently required.