After more than five months, Noida metro is all geared up to hit the tracks from next week. The services of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro, which were shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak, will resume from September 7 with curtailed timings. However, travelling in the metro will not be same as it is used to be till 21 March. On Wednesday, the ministry of housing and urban affairs issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for restarting Metro services under the Unlock 4 guidelines.
Noida Metro’s new guidelines amid Covid-19 Pandemic.
1- The trains on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro route would run from 7 am to 11 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm with a frequency of 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, the Metro Services will start from 8 am, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation said.
2- Only passengers with face masks and body temperature not more than 37.7 degrees Celsius will be allowed to metro entry.
3- It will be mandatory for all passengers to wear masks and follow the social distancing.
4- Passengers having, ‘Aarogya Setu‘ app with ‘green status’ will be allowed to travel in Metro.
5- NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari told that those without a smart phone or any mobile phone would also be allowed entry if they clear the thermal screening and having face masks on.
6- On escalators, a gap of at least one step should be maintained between two users. All lifts will be closed. In case of request for senior citizens, and physically challenged passengers, lift will be made available on requests, the NMRC said.