New Delhi: The Center on Wednesday announced guidelines for Metro operations, which are going to resume in a phased manner from September 7 across the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday issued the Unlocked 4 Guidelines, under which Metro trains will be allowed to resume services from 7 September. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that metro services would resume in a phased manner and passengers would have to follow preventive measures against Kovid-19. Addressing the media, he said, all metro lines will be operational by 12 September. The Delhi Metro chief shared this information with the media.
The guidelines for restarting Delhi Metro are as follows: –
Phase 1: On 7 September, we are planning to start Yela Line from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Center from 7 am to 11 am and from 4 am to 8 pm on 10 September.
From September 11, the metro will run from 7 am to 1 pm, 4 pm to 10 pm. Delhi Metro will run from 12 am to 11 am from 12 September.
Phase 2: Three more lines will start on 9 September, including Blue Line, Pink Line and Gurgaon Line.
Phase 3: After seeing the operation and its impact on September 10, services will resume in the Red Line (Ghaziabad to Rithala), Bahadurgarh Line and Faridabad Line.
Initially, only one line will be operative and operations will be from 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 8 pm.
Only selected gates at metro stations will be open for entry. A separate gate will be marked for exit only. Only smart card usage and cashless online transactions will be allowed.
Stations and entry-exit gates in the contention zone will remain closed.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory for all passengers and employees. Metro Rail can arrange the supply of masks to passengers arriving without masks on payment basis.
No tokens will be available at stations. Smart-card holders will be allowed to travel. To avoid physical contact between passengers and metro employees, smart-cards have to be recharged online.