Delhi Metro timings, entry rules, ticketing system, guidelines: All you need to know
The Delhi Metro on Monday resumed services with curtailed operations on the Yellow Line after being closed for over five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as both the DMRC and the commuters trod with caution amid the new normal in the rapid transport system.
The Delhi Metro on Monday resumed services with curtailed operations on the Yellow Line after being closed for over five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as both the DMRC and the commuters trod with caution amid the new normal in the rapid transport system. "We are on our way. It's been 169 days since we've seen you! Travel responsibly and commute if it's only necessary. #MetroBackOnTrack," the DMRC tweeted and posted a video clip of the first train leaving HUDA City Centre
Delhi Metro timings
The trains will operate in batches of four-hour each from 7-11 am in the morning and 4-8 pm in the evening, officials said. The services resumed at 7 am with strict safety and social distancing measures in place. The first trains left from Samaypur Badli station to HUDA City Centre station and simultaneously from HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli, a senior official of DMRC said.
No stations on the Yellow Line were closed as none is in proximity to any containment zone, the official said.
Delhi Metro entry rules
As per the DMRC, the entry and exit of passengers will initially be permitted only through one or two identified Gates at each station. List of all such earmarked Gate numbers at each station is available on the Delhi metro website and official social media handles (Twitter & Facebook - @ officialDMRC) of DMRC for public information.
Wearing of face mask will be mandatory for all commuters during entry into the stations/trains and during the entire journey. Use of ‘Aarogya Setu App’ for updating health status by passengers will be advisable.
All passengers will be required to undergo thermal screening and hand sanitisation at the entry/frisking point itself. Thermal screening will be done manually by ‘Thermal guns’. Passengers having temperature or sign of Covid-19 will not be allowed to travel. They will be directed to report to the nearest medical centre.
Delhi Metro guidelines
Inside the metro, passengers will be permitted to sit on alternate seats only in the train or stand, maintaining adequate social distancing. ‘Do not sit here’ stickers have been fixed on alternate seats to maintain social distancing inside the train.
The stoppage time of trains at each station will be increased by 10 seconds (from earlier 10-15 seconds to 20-25 seconds) so that passengers get sufficient time to board and alight. At interchange stations, the stoppage time of trains will be increased by 20 seconds (from earlier 35-40 seconds to 55-60 seconds).
Delhi Metro ticketing system
The passengers should know that tokens will not be permitted for travelling to prevent transmission of virus through frequent touching/handling. Only Smart Card holders (including QR code users on Airport Express Line) will be allowed to travel, which can be recharged digitally by number of ways easily avoiding human interface.
Recharge of Smart Cards at the Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) OR Customer Care centre will be through cashless modes only (debit/credit/Bharat QR code etc). TVMs will not accept cash. New Smarts cards can be purchased at the Customer Care centres or Ticket counters through cashless modes (debit/credit card/Bharat QR code) only.
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