Delhi Metro and Noida Metro resumed all services after a long period of 174 days. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi Metro shut down all its services on 22nd March when Janta Curfew was announced.
Delhi Metro will be operating according to the old timetable. There will be no break on operations in the afternoon. Before COVID-19, the services of the Delhi Metro, which used to start from 6 a.m. till 11 p.m. in the night, will now be like that. However, the guidelines are given to travellers regarding COVID-19 pandemic will remain as it is.
According to the Delhi Metro, operations will begin on all lines with the Airport line opening on Saturday. Monthly passes issued at the Airport line, which could not be used due to lockdown, will be valid for the rest of the days. In addition to the smart card on the Airport line, the QR code system will also provide entry. Only limited gates will be opened for entry and exit.
Under the Unlock-4, Delhi Metro, which started on the Yellow Line from September 7, is now running on all routes from 12th September including. Not only Delhi Metro, Noida Metro’s Aqua Line which connects Noida and Greater Noida has resumed all services after a long duration of 174 days. There will a train after every seventh minute during peak time.
As per NMRC(Noida Metro Rail Corporation), trains will run between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, trains will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. NMRC has also added that trains will run at the interval of 7 minutes during peak hours i.e., 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.) and you have to wait for 10 minutes for trains during non-peak hours from Monday to Friday.
On Saturdays and Sundays, trains will run at an interval of 15 minutes during the whole day.
Another thing to be noted that the stations falling under containment zones will remain closed and trains will not stop on those stations.
Delhi Metro will provide metro services on Sunday(13th September) on all lines from 6 a.m. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the NEET entrance exam which will be going to held on Sunday. The metro starts services from 8 a.m. on some lines on Sunday and some sections of many lines due to no passenger on Sunday. These include Magenta Line (Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden), Dilshad Garden to Old Basadda section on Red Line, Samaypuri Badli on Yellow Line, Badarpur section on Violet Line.
A great decision from Delhi Metro which will help all those students who will travel through the metro to reach their exam centres on time.
At last, Delhi Metro’s spokesperson said that their flying squadron team will do random checks. If anyone will be found without a mask, then a fine can be levied against him and handed over to the police.
As Delhi Metro and Noida Metro resumed all services after a long time, I would like to request all of you to take all the precautions while travelling.
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!
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