Metro services resume in select cities after 169 days

Metro services have resumed in select cities of the country today after 169 days since lockdown in March. Several measures have been put in place to eliminate chances of Coronavirus spread and to maintain physical distancing. Only asymptomatic people are allowed to board trains and stations at containment zones will stay shut.

The metro authorities of Delhi, Noida, Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Mumbai Line-1, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Maha Metro (Nagpur), Kolkata, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have prepared their standard operating procedures (SOPs). Maharashtra will not be resuming metro operation this month.

Use of cash transactions and tokens will be discouraged. The frequency of trains will be regulated to avoid crowding at stations and in trains. The passengers have been asked to download the Aarogya Setu app on their smartphones and will undergo thermal checks at stations.

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