Delhi Metro likely to resume its services soon, asks employees to report back to work
New Delhi : Delhi Metro is likely to resume its services soon; a report mentioned with inputs that the employees have been asked to report back to work in a short notice of 24-48 hours.
DMRC is prepared to offer services amid strict guidelines ensuring safety of the commuters. According to an Indian Express report, the frequency of trains will be kept high to avoid crowded traveling. Delhi Metro plans to deploy customer facilitation agents at the Metro station gates to conduct thermal scanning of commuters. Also, in order to discourage cash transactions except in unavoidable circumstances, Token Vending Machines (TVMs) at stations are likely to be disabled.
According to the source quoted in the news report, full staff of DMRC will be deployed from the very first day. Cleaning of Delhi Metro stations has started as well. Also, DMRC’s Customer Relations employees have been asked to show up for briefings on the new Standard Operating Procedure that will govern the Delhi Metro services.
For the time being, cash transactions are likely to be phased out completely, except in unavoidable circumstances like fine paying. The staffers have been informed that services may resume at a short notice of 24 to 48 hours.
Recently, the Central government had shared SOPs for the metro commute across India. Under the SOP, to ensure social distancing among passengers boarding, the Metro trains will halt for up to 30 seconds more than usual at Metro stations.
'Do not occupy' stickers would be pasted on every alternate seat. The commuters who are standing inside the train will be expected to maintain a distance of at least a metre among themselves.
Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train. Also it will be mandatory for all commuters to have Aarogya Setu app in their mobiles with a green badge.