Delhi Metro Might Resume Ops As Sanitisation Begins

by Suchismita Pal
Delhi Metro Might Resume Ops As Sanitisation Begins

Soon after Indian Railways resumed its services, Delhi Metro, too, is hinting on starting its operations. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) took to Twitter to inform the same. Meanwhile, it has also restarted its construction activities on Phase IV, Grey Line and Airport Express Line (AEL). The Phase IV will add about another 103 kilometres to the overall network covered by Delhi Metro.

What’s Exactly Happening?

DMRC recently made a post on its official Twitter account stating that the authority has deployed specially trained housekeeping staffs in the stations to sanitize passenger movement spaces and related facilities like AFC gates, escalators and lifts to start off with ‘safe operations’. Amid lockdown, some metro operations were allowed but strictly on essential terms. But as the restrictions have eased now and the curfew is expected to come to an end, the metro services might finally resume in full throttle.

Delhi Metro
Picture Credits: Patrika
Delhi Metro
Picture Credits: Twitter

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What Else?

A few days before, DMRC had also issued detailed guidelines that the passengers need to follow once the services begin after lockdown. As per the guidelines, all travellers will need to wear masks and have the Aarogya Setu app installed on their phones. Also, they will have to take out every metallic item on their body before commuting. There will be hand sanitization facilities at the entry points. Every passenger will need to undergo thermal screening. Those with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to travel. Apart from these, all metro stations will have a back up of at least two personal protective equipment (PPE) suits to cater to a suspected traveller or baggage.

Delhi Metro
Picture Credits: The Hindu

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If you plan to travel by metro after lockdown, keep a safe distance from other commuters and refrain from unnecessarily touching any surfaces. The risk quotient is still high and we need to be cautious about every small step that we take.