Chennai Metro to resume operations from today with 50 per cent seating capacity

Chennai, India (Metro Rail Today): Chennai Metro will resume operations with 50 percent seating capacity from today after a brief halt due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

The trains will run from 6:30 am to 9 pm in both the Blue line (from Airport to Wimco Nagar) and Green line (from St Thomas Mount to Dr. MGR Central Metro Station) according to a statement.

"The headway between trains will be five minutes during peak hours and ten minutes during non-peak hours. The metro officials have said that crowd control staff will be deployed in all stations to monitor Covid-19 norms such as social distancing and mask-wearing", it added.

Suitable markings “X” will be pasted in alternate seats as an indicator for passengers to not sit on the mark to ensure social distancing. 

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