Unlock 4: After almost 5 months, the metro services have resumed across the country on Monday in a graded manner. The metro services were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March when the lockdown was first imposed across the country in the wake of an outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus.
In line with the Centre’s Unlock 4 guidelines, the metro authorities in Delhi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Noida, Ahmedabad had announced the resumption of metro services from Monday in a calibrated manner.
Meanwhile, the safety norms and precautionary measures have been put in place to check the spread of coronavirus. People have been asked to follow basic COVID norms while travelling like maintaining social distancing, wearing a face mask, and using hand sanitiser.
Delhi Metro and Noida Metro
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to welcome commuters in a phased manner in 3 stages from September 7-12. The Yellow Line or Line 2 connecting Samyapur Bali in Delhi to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon and the Rapid Metro are among the first ones to be made operational from Monday.
The metro stations located in containment zones will remain closed. As per the report, in the first stage, the metro trains will be operating in batches of 4-hour each from 7-11 am in the morning and 4-8 pm in the evening.
The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has resumed its services on the Aqua Line from Monday with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. If found without a face mask, the commuters will have to pay a fine of Rs 500 while those found spitting will be given a fine of Rs 100.