Delhi Metro to resume train services with 50 percent capacity from Monday


New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today):
 The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) on Saturday announced that the authority is resuming metro services from Monday i.e. June 7, 2021.
"In the wake of revised guidelines issued by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi; on the extension of Curfew in Delhi for the containment of Covid-19, the Delhi Metro services will be resumed for the general public from 7th June 2021 with 50 % seating capacity only," said DMRC.
 
On Monday, only half of the available trains will be inducted into service with a frequency ranging from approx. 5 to 15 min on different Lines.
From Monday onwards i.e, 07.06.2021, when the Metro services are resumed, only 50% of the seating capacity inside a train will be available for public to perform their travel.
Passengers will be allowed to travel by seating only on alternate seats with no provision for standing travel till further directions.
In view of this stipulation, the capacity utilisation of the system will be around 10-15% of its total capacity available on normal days.
The number of trains will be inducted in full strength in a graded manner by Wednesday and thereafter, services will be available as per normal frequency which was available before the lockdown.

"In order to ensure social distancing and compliance to 50% seating inside trains, the public is also advised to take extra time for their daily commute and exhibit Covid appropriate behaviour outside the stations also while waiting for their turn to enter the station," said the press statement issued by DMRC.
 
Entry at stations will continue to be regulated through identified gates as was the practice earlier. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) is also writing to appropriate authorities for maintenance of law and order outside Metro stations to handle the extra rush as the Metro services resume once again from Monday in the ongoing pandemic scenario.

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