The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has clarified that only 50 passengers will be allowed in a coach and no standing travel will be permitted. The DMRC said, “Even with these revised guidelines, a maximum of 50 passengers per coach are permitted, as against 300 prior to Covid.”
DMRC has also appealed to the public to travel by metro only when it is absolutely necessary and observe all Covid-related travel guidelines.
According to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) the latest order on Saturday, Delhi Metro and DTC buses will run at full seating capacity in the national capital from 5 am on Monday onwards.
On Saturday, Delhi recorded 66 fresh Covid cases and zero deaths in 24 hours. The last time zero Covid deaths were recorded in 24 hours in Delhi was on July 18.
Notwithstanding the restrictions on number of passengers to be carried, the DMRC is running maximum trains, performing over 5,100 trips with the highest frequency daily as was available during pre-Covid time, officials said on Sunday.
The DMRC has been running trains with 50 per cent seating capacity since June 7 when the services had resumed after a long hiatus. Crowds of passengers have been reported at various stations since then, but the urban transporter has maintained that it’s on account of maintaining the Covid norms.
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