Metro Services Resume Across India After March-end Lockdown

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Metro Services Resume Across India After March-end
The Metro services, which were suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, resumed on Monday after five months. The commencement of the metro service has brought great relief to those commuters who used to ride it every day to go to the office. Many travellers said that the introduction of Metro service will save time as well as money.

AK Garg, Director Operations, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said I travelled from Malviya Nagar to Rajiv Chowk, today. I am happy to see that the passengers are confident about travelling in Delhi Metro. We have made all arrangements to make travel safe for the commuters, he added.

Metro service has been started in Delhi from 7 am to 11 pm and from 4 to 8 pm. Although not many people were seen in the metro on the first day.

Before starting the metro service, various security arrangements have been made. Joint Commissioner of Delhi Traffic Police Atul Katiyar said police personnel have been deployed at every metro station for crowd management and to ensure that people wear face masks and follow norms of social distancing.

Delhi Metro has installed sanitiser outside every station and thermal screening is being done before entry. At present, the use of tokens is completely banned and only passengers using the metro card are allowed to travel. A passenger present on the Huda City Center Metro said that he is very happy with the resumption of Metro services.

Apart from DMRC, services have also started on Noida Metro's Aqua line. One passenger said that because of the closure of the metro, he had to take cabs, which increased his travel expenses considerably.

Apart from Delhi and Noida, metro service has started in big cities like Kochi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Madurai, Kochi. Metro service was started from 7 am in Lucknow and people showed strict adherence to physical distancing during this time.

In Kochi Metro, metro will be available at an interval of every 20 minutes from 7 am. In the morning, only a few people appeared here at the metro station.

The Metro is running on the Purple line of the Galuru Metro from 8 to 11 in the morning and from 4:30 to 7:30 in the evening. Here the metro will be available at an interval of every 5 minutes.

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