Delhi Metro resumes operations at full capacity as Covid curbs lifting


Delhi Metro services with full passenger capacity resumed on Monday as authorities lifted all restrictions following the improving COVID-19 situation in the city.

As of 8 p.m., the DMRC had recorded nearly 32.9 lakh trips for the day, officials said.



Trip or line utilization is calculated by the number of lanes passengers take to reach their destinations.

The corresponding travel figures for the previous three Mondays were 23.66 lakh (February 7), 27.93 lakh (February 14) and 31.95 lakh on February 21, the officials said.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had decided on Friday to remove all Covid restrictions from Monday, reduce the amount of the fine for not wearing masks from Rs 2,000 to Rs 500 and resume physical classes in schools from April 1.

“Delhi Metro services resumed today without any restrictions on passenger occupancy after a long period,” DMRC said in a statement.

“DMRC expresses its thanks and gratitude to its passengers for following the protocols during the pandemic. Indeed, without your cooperation, we would not have been able to operate the metro despite the constraints posed by the pandemic,” he said. declared.

All doors have been reopened as restrictions have been lifted, officials said. Previously, only a limited number of gates were operational.

The city carrier also tweeted to inform commuters of the development.

Also in the coming days, Delhi Metro will continue to do its best to provide a safe and comfortable journey.

“However, let’s remember that Covid is not over yet. In order to ensure a safe journey, let’s follow all necessary protocols such as: regular wearing of masks, proper social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing,” a- he said in a tweet.

The DMRC said it would also continue to maintain the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness for passengers. Trains and stations are disinfected frequently and all guidelines in place must be strictly followed, he added.

The current reach of the DMRC network is nearly 392 km with 286 stations (including the NoidaGreater Noida Metro Corridor and the Rapid Metro, Gurgaon).

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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