New Delhi: Delhi Metro services resumed on Monday after a gap of 28 days amidst the ongoing pandemic with the provision of travel with 50 per cent seating only for the containment of Covid.
To ensure compliance to Covid appropriate behaviour inside Metro premises, around 15 metro stations were intermittently closed briefly during morning and evening peak hours, a DMRC spokesperson said.
A total of 9 special flying squads were also deployed to randomly check inside trains for any kind of violations and counsel people to refrain from doing so for their own and everyone’s safety, the spokesperson said.
‘Till 8 pm, 84 passengers were advised to get down from the coach for travelling in standing position, 73 were penalised for not wearing masks and 106 were counselled to follow social distancing and wearing masks properly,’ the spokesperson said.
‘Approximately passenger journeys performed till this hour was around 4.5 lakh today in view of the drastically reduced capacity owing to the adherence to the guidelines issued by the Government on 5th June 2021,’ the spokesperson said.
About 4000 smart cards were sold today.