The metro service was halted in March when the lockdown was announced across the country. Millions of people used to travel every day in Delhi Metro but now it will not be possible. Unlock-4 is likely to run the Delhi Metro. The metro is expected to run after the first week of September. However, the journey will not be easy for the passengers in the metro now. With Unlock-4, only 40 percent of the Delhi Metro gate will have entry and exit of passengers. A sanitizer will be provided at the entry gate.
The metro train called Delhi’s Lifeline (Delhi Metro) may start again soon. DMRC Executive Director had already said that we are all ready as soon as the government order is received, we will resume the metro service. An SOP has been issued for the operation of Delhi Metro under which many things Delhi Metro is ready to run with a lot of precautions. It is being told that only 40 percent of the gates will be opened in the beginning. 60 percent of the gates will remain closed.
Delhi Metro used to start at 5:00 in the morning till 11:00 in the night, but now its time has also been changed. According to the information, now the metro will run from 7.30 am to 8.30 pm only. Apart from this, 671 entry points in 242 metro stations out of which only 257 gates will be opened. A distance of 6 feet will be mandatory for passengers at all times. 5 Nodal officers have been deployed so that social distancing can be followed.
As before, trains will stop at all the stations of the metro starting from September, so that passengers can board and obey the rules of physical distance. According to DMRC, the interchange station where there will be more congestion, the train will be stopped for 20–30 seconds longer. Let us tell you that trains stop for 15 to 20 seconds at a metro station before lockdown. Preparations are to stop for 30 seconds at a less crowded station in September. At the same time, metro trains will be stopped for 40 to 50 seconds at interchange stations or more crowded stations.
Delhi Metro has 671 gates, out of which only 257 will open. Apart from this, it will be mandatory for Delhi Metro personnel and passengers to apply face masks. At the same time, a maximum of 3 passengers will remain in the lift of the metro station. The suspect will not get entry into the metro station once operations of the metro begin. Before the journey, all the people will have to go through the process of thermal scanning at the metro station.