Central Government has finally given permission to Resume Services of Metro Trains in all states (Except for Maharashtra).

Metro Trains starting from the 7th of September 2020 onwards with some Guidelines to follow.

Starting date of metro trains starting

As per the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under Unlock-4, Delhi Metro will also be starting its services for the public from 7th September 2020 onwards in a calibrated manner. Further details on the Metro functioning and its usage by the general public will be shared once the detailed SOP on Metros is issued by the Ministery of Housing and Urban Affairs in the next few days.

Safety Guidelines for Delhi Metro restarting operations.

  • Initially, the entry/exit of passengers will be permitted only through one or two identified Gates at each station.
  • List of all such marked Gate numbers at each station will be made available on the website www.delhimetrorail.com and official social media handles (Twitter & Facebook – @officialDMRC) of DMRC for public information shortly.
  • Any change in the number of Gates, as and when deemed necessary will also be updated there accordingly.
  • Wearing of face mask/cover will be mandatory for all commuters during entry into the stations/trains and during the entire journey. The use of ‘”Aarogya Setu App” for updating health status by passengers will be advisable.
  • All passengers will be required to undergo thermal screening and hand sanitization at the entry/frisking point itself. Forty-Five (45) major stations have been provided with ‘Auto thermal screening cum hand sanitization machines’ whereas, rest of the Metro stations will be having provision of ‘Auto sanitizes dispensers’ for hand sanitization and thermal screening will be done manually by ‘Thermal guns’. This will be facilitated by DMRC/security personnel near the frisking/entry point.
  • Passengers having temperature or sign of Covid-19 will not be allowed to travel. They will be directed to report to the nearest medical center.
  • At the station, passengers will be required to follow social distancing for which stripe markers have been provided at frisking point, customer care, AFC gates, etc. Similarly, signages are also placed on the platforms to ensure social distancing by passengers.
  • Only 2-3 persons at a time will be allowed to use Lift depending on the capacity of Lift. Similarly, passengers will be required to stand on alternate steps on escalators to maintain social distancing.
  • Regular announcements will be made inside stations reinforcing the need for following new travel protocol to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Besides this, Do’s and Don’t, guidelines in view of Covid-19 have been prominently displayed at all Metro stations, and short audio-visual awareness films will also be run through LED screens available at prominent Metro stations.
  • A team of around 800 officials/staff will be deployed for all stations to ensure the cleanliness and orderliness inside stations during revenue hours. In addition, they will regulate/stop the entry of passengers to the station in case of crowd build-up and violation of Social Distancing norms.
  • For Crowd management, monitoring will also be done through CCTV cameras installed in stations and trains.
  • Divyangjan commuters will be facilitated by trained Customer Facilitation Agents ensuring proper social distancing and sanitization.

The Metro Services will start in a staged manner and will be done in serial order with specific timings in three stages as follows.

– Metro Trains Starting Date and Time Stage 1

Metro Trains Starting DateLines which will StartMetro Train Timings
7th September 2020Line 2 (Yellow Line) From Samaypur Badli to Huda City Center Metro Station.
Rapid Metro Gurugram.
-Morning 7 AM to 11 AM
-Evening 4 PM to 8 PM
9th September 2020Line 3/4 (Blue Line) From Dwarka Sector 21 Noida Electronic City.
Line 7 (Pink Line) From Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar Metro Station.
-Morning 7 AM to 11 AM
-Evening 4 PM to 8 PM
10 September 2020Line 1 (Red Line) From Rithala to Shaheed Sthal.
Line 5 (Green Line) From Kirti Nagar to Brig Hoshiyar Singh Metro Station
Line 6 (Violet Line) From Kashmere Gate to Raja Nahar Singh Metro Station.
-Morning 7 AM to 11 AM
-Evening 4 PM to 8 PM
Stage 1 of Delhi Metro trains Starting

– Metro Trains Starting Date and Time Stage 2

Metro Trains Starting DateLines which will StartMetro Train Timings
11th September 2020– Line 8 (Magenta Line) From Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden Metro Station.
Line 9 ( Grey Line) From Dwarka to Najafgarh Metro Station.
-Morning 7 AM to 01 PM
-Evening 4 PM to 10 PM
Delhi Metro trains Starting Date

-Metro Trains Starting Date and Time Stage 3

Metro Trains Starting DateLines which will StartMetro Train Timings
12th September 2020Airport Express Orange Line from New Delhi to Dwarka Sec-21– 6 AM to 11PM
Delhi Metro trains Starting Date

Some things to Keep in Mind before heading over metro stations-

TRAVEL LIGHT: The public is advised to travel with minimum luggage & avoid carrying items made up of metal for a faster frisking at entry points.

Keep only pocket-size hand sanitizers, if any, during the travel. Hand sanitizers will not be permitted beyond 30 ml quantity.

CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS: For better management of crowd at/outside stations, DMRC is also in touch with the authorities to provide around 1000 civil defense volunteers.

NO SERVICE IN CONTAINMENT ZONES: Since Delhi Metro operates in Delhi-NCR, it will not be providing services to such stations that fall under the containment zones for any given day in any of the state(s).

CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS: Be a smart passenger and carry your smart card with you while heading for the Metro. It is contactless, easily rechargeable through online modes and offers a discount of up to 20% on every travel.

AAROGYA SETU APP: Use of the ‘AarogyaSetu’ app with regular health status update is advisable for commuters with smartphones.

USE EARMARKED GATES ONLY: To maintain orderliness & regulate the flow of passengers with social distancing norms, only 1 or 2 gates will be kept open for entry/exit at stations.

UPDATE-

From 12 Sep 2020, Metro Services in Delhi restored services completely and starting running as usual like before.

Check Regular Time Table of Delhi Metro Here.

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