In view of the increase in the number of passengers, 16 additional gates have also been opened at 16 metro stations, so that the movement of passengers can be made accessible. DMRC had already opened 260 gates for the passengers, now apart from these, 16 more gates have been opened for the passengers. Now people can use 276 gates at all stations.
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Additional gates were opened at these stations – DMRC said that the stations where additional gates have been opened include Janakpuri West, Karol Bagh, Vaishali, Kashmere Gate, Central Secretariat and MG Road. Delhi saw an increase in the number of infection cases and deaths during the second wave of corona virus in the months of April and May. However, the situation has improved in the last few weeks, after which the government is reopening the city in a phased manner. Under the latest unlock guidelines, Delhi Metro, the lifeline of the national capital, has been announced to operate with 100% seat capacity from Monday, but passengers will not be allowed to travel standing.
At the same time, DMRC tweeted about the service being affected for a while at 8 am, “Due to mild shaking at around 6.42 am on Monday morning, trains were run at a cautious speed as per standard procedure and stopped at the next platform. Services are now normal.
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Sources had earlier told that only 50 people can travel in each compartment. Earlier, 300 people used to travel in a coach, 50 people used to sit on the seat and 250 people used to travel standing. DMRC has appealed to the people to travel only when necessary. DMRC has 10 lines in 242 stations, and Gurgaon has a total of 264 stations including Rapid Metro.
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