By Neha Sinha, Updated : May 04, 2020 13:21 IST
Delhi Metro: these are the CISF travel guidelines after lockdown

Delhi Metro News: CISF released some guidelines for traveling after lockdown, Here you can check who can travel in Delhi Metro after the coronavirus lockdown ended. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's trains have been stalled for more than a month due to the lockdown continuing amid the fear of Coronavirus infection. Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) released guidelines and This decision must be made jointly by the Delhi government and the central government, 'said a senior Delhi Metro official.
Delhi Metro completed 26 years of establishment on 3 May (Sunday), but due to the lockdown, this achievement did not come into the limelight. At the same time, the Delhi Metro is fully ready to operate as soon as the government approves the lockdown. The CISF released detailed guidelines for its personnel and passengers to follow whenever the trains start running again.

Delhi Metro travel guidelines after lockdown

since the lockdown, the operation of the Delhi Metro trains is completely closed and the metro trains which are full of passengers are standing in place. According to DMRC officials, we are ready for this whenever the Delhi Metro operation will be started. There was no problem in starting the metro operations. For this, trains are being operated in between. The objective of operating metro trains is to remove any possible technical glitches beforehand. 

There is no clarity on when the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) can resume operations. 'The CISF could have issued the guidelines, but it was not until Thursday afternoon that a final decision was made on the matter of resuming operations of the Delhi metro. This decision must be made jointly by the Delhi government and the central government, 'said a senior Delhi Metro official.

These are the CISF travel guidelines after lockdown

- Only those passengers who wear a face mask and have the Aarogya Setu application on their phones will be able to enter the metro stations.

- the guidelines say that the application has been made mandatory for passengers to 'identify the category of people' who use the service. Only those who are 'green coded (secure category)' and have an electronic pass will be able to enter.

- 'All CISF personnel in service must be able to carry mobile phones with the application installed, as it will help in contact tracking, in case of subsequent detection of any contact by COVID-19 at a later stage

The app can only be downloaded on a smartphone.

-  Asked about people who don’t own a smartphone, a CISF source at a metro station said they won’t allow such passengers initially according to the guidelines.

- The CISF guidelines also say that only a limited number of doors will be opened in all metro stations and that passengers will be able to enter in a controlled manner following the 'one meter of social distance' policy.

- Thermal control of all passengers will also be carried out. People with abnormal temperatures or symptoms like a cold, cough, and flu will not be allowed to enter.

- If a sanitation tunnel is created for passengers inside or outside the station gates, it will be mandatory for them to pass through it.

- CCTV cameras will be used to monitor compliance with social distancing standards within the metro campuses. Proper deployment of dog squadrons will, as usual, take place in sensitive locations.

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