The government is likely to announce new guidelines to resume Metro services under the Unlock 4.0 today. A meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority will be held today in which the decision regarding the guidelines for Unlock 4 and resumption of Delhi Metro rail services will be taken. The Delhi Metro on Saturday said that it will resume its services from September 7 in a calibrated manner in the wake of guidelines issued by Home Ministry under Unlock 4.
Metro services to resume on 7 September
After nearly six months, metro services are set to resume in a graded manner from 7 September in the fourth phase of Unlock announced by the home ministry on Saturday.
Hardeep Singh Puri to announce SOPs
The Union Housing, and Urban Affairs (HUA) ministry is likely to issue detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of metro trains today. It is expected that Hardeep S Puri, will be announcing guidelines in this regard.
Services may not resume at all stations
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had said a list of Metro stations where travel services are being restored is being prepared and will be made public soon.
No tokens, only metro cards
Amid the corona virus outbreak, tokens won’t be allowed for travelling in metro trains. The Centre has planned on implementing a contact less ticketing system using the only metro cards. For the time being, no tokens will be issued to passengers due to a hazard of the virus spreading through it. There will be a system of buy smart cards at every station and passengers will be able to travel only with smart cards.
In order to keep the corona virus disease from spreading, there are likely to be fewer stoppages and stations will be opened in a station in a calibrated manner.
Masks mandatory in metro premises and inside the train
Commuters will be required to strictly adhere to guidelines on wearing masks and practicing social distancing norms.