The Delhi Metro on Monday resumed operation after nearly a month thanks to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) curbs imposed within the capital . As daily cases of Covid-19 continue their downward slide, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced relaxations in Delhi last week, resulting in opening of malls, resumption of metro services and reopening of outlets .
However, the people of Delhi are asked by the government to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. Kejriwal appealed people not to laxity by tweeting on Monday morning.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) issued an update on its Twitter handle to mention that it’s restricting entry of passengers at stations to make sure social distancing is maintained.
“Entry for a couple of of our stations are being intermittently closed and opened for brief durations to make sure social distancing as a part of our control measures. Please bear with us and permit for overtime in your commute,” the DMRC tweeted.
Entry for a few of our stations are being intermittently closed and opened for short durations to ensure social distancing as part of our crowd control measures. Please bear with us and allow for extra time in your commute.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I कृपया मास्क पहनें😷 (@OfficialDMRC) June 7, 2021
The Delhi Metro has been permitted to resume operations with 50 per cent capacity while shops in markets and malls are allowed to open on an odd-even basis from 10am to 8pm in Delhi government’s decide to unlock the town . Metro services had been suspended on May 10.
People who use Delhi Metro appreciated the step to open it to the general public .
“The situation of Covid-19 is better now than before. There are some passengers within the metro but it’s not crowded. The steps taken by the Delhi government to gradually unlock are good. I feel that Delhi is slowly moving towards normal conditions,” Dhruv Singh, who came to Delhi from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Metro trains are running with a frequency starting from nearly five to fifteen minutes on different lines.
The Delhi government had also allowed private firms to open with 50 percent employees. Thus, some employees of the private companies were also heading to figure on Monday.
On May 31, construction activities and factories were reopened because the initiative towards relaxing the Covid-19 norms within the capital .