The Delhi Metro is gearing up for the resume of the services at any day now Delhi Metro has asked all its employees to report to work on Tuesday. According to sources Delhi Metro (DMRC employees), all the employees have been called to work since May 26, on which day they will be briefed with some important things and along with preparing to run the Delhi Metro. As per assumption Delhi Metro service being resumed from next 24 to 48 hours. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, Delhi Metro stalled since March 22 and Now May 27, Delhi Metro can start its service. Earlier, the service of trains, city buses, and airplanes has been opened in a phased manner. It is noteworthy that due to the lockdown, Delhi Metro has been stalled since March 22. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is prepared to resume its operations in the next 24 to 48 hours. Reportedly, the DMRC is ready to be fully staffed and prepared to operate double headway across all lines in Delhi to keep the frequency of trains high.
According to the Sources connected with the Delhi Metro say that the employees have been asked to be present at the workplace with full strength on 26th May itself. 14,000 staff of the DMRC have been asked to attend duty on Tuesday. On that day the employees can be briefed about the operation. With this, the operation can be started from next 24 to 48 hours. However, nothing has been released yet in writing. Earlier, preparations were made to run the metro rail from May 18, but could not do so due to lack of green signal from the government.
Whenever the Metro will start operating, its view will be changed. Now you will not see the same crowd in the metro. When the Metro starts operating, only 50 people will be able to travel in a coach. In the longest eight-coach train, only 400 passengers will get the opportunity to travel at a time.
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Official sources of Delhi Metro say that the decision to maintain physical distance on the train or station premises will be strictly followed. People can travel standing and keeping distance. But, during this time, passengers have to ensure that they travel by making a distance of one meter. Metro security personnel will monitor people through CCTV cameras. Apart from this, those sitting on the seat will have to leave one seat. For example, one seat will remain vacant between two passengers. Metro has also put stickers on the seat for this.
1. Though there are reports that DMRC may get a nod before May 31, it is unlikely that the services will begin before May 31 as only five days are left for lockdown 4.0 to come to an end. However, speculations are rife that the services may start from May 27 as all employees have been asked to report to work today.
2. Once the operations begin, it will be restricted to only essential and government staff.
3. There will be no tokens. Only cardholders will be able to travel.
4. Trains will run with less capacity and for restricted hours.
5. Services can resume in a day’s notice given the preparedness of the DMRC, an official said.
6. Guidelines have also been prepared for following the physical distance rules.
7. For this, seating arrangement has been made leaving one seat in the metro.
8. Due to following the rules of physical distancing, a maximum of 50 people will be able to travel in a coach of a metro train.
Only 400 passengers will be able to travel in one round in the 8 coach metro train.
9. DMRC may allow standing and traveling on the condition of following the rules of physical distancing. For this, there should be a distance of at least 1 meter between 2 passengers.
10. Arogya Setu App will have to be downloaded.
11. It will be mandatory to apply a mask.
12. Do not try to travel in the metro in case of fever, cold and cold, etc.
13. It would be better if we also carry a sanitizer.
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