Delhi metro to resume service tomorrow, sanitation process underway

Delhi metro to resume services in a graded manner from tomorrow and heavy cleaning and sanitation activities are currently underway at metro depots. Metro will take precautions like closed token counters, limited entry and exit points, thermal scanners and sanitisers among others to enable commuters to adhere to COVID social distancing protocols. 

From Monday the Yellow line will be operational. By September 12 the rest of the lines will also be opened.

This morning at Rajiv Chowk metro, one of the capital’s busiest interchange station, workers carried out sanitisation drive. They cleaned benches, lifts and floors but also the metal barricades placed at the platforms, said Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Gap of one metre, seating on alternate seats, stripe markers for maintaining distance, one or two gates for entry and exit, CISF personnel for maintaining all the rules are some of the other precautions mentioned by the DMRC. Trains will be sanitised at terminal stations too.

Initially, the metro will be run in two slots — 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 8 pm till September 10. Only Yellow Line of Delhi Metro railways — from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre — will be operational in phase I. From September 11, the train will run from 7 am to 1 pm, 4 pm to 10 pm. Delhi Metro will run from 6 am to 11 pm from September 12. The other routes of Delhi Metro — Blue Line, Pink Line and Gurgaon Line — will start operating from September 9.