The Delhi Metro resumed its services on the Yellow Line at this time, which connects Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre and Rapid Metro in Gurugram. The services on the Delhi Metro had been at this time resumed after a hiatus of greater than 5 months, as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Plenty of commuters, who travelled on the metro at this time, spoke in regards to the precautionary measures and the metro’s connectivity to different metro strains.
The first metro left the platform from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram, in Haryana for Samaypur Badli metro station in Delhi at 7 a.m. “We are on our way. It’s been 169 days since we’ve seen you! Travel responsibly and commute if it’s only necessary”, tweeted Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) September 7, 2020
The crowd on the stations within the morning was, nevertheless, scarce, and primarily consisted of office-goers and folks travelling from different cities to the nationwide capital. The frequency of the trains remained regular.
Due to the low-footfall, the social distance was effectively maintained. A handful of passengers had been additionally given the masks by the metro authorities as their masks didn’t meet the usual of security.
“The first journey was pleasant. All the precautionary measures are in place. The preparation has been made exactly how it should be during the coronavirus pandemic,” mentioned Mohammed Asad, travelling from Kashmere Gate to Nangloi.
Another commuter lauded the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for sustaining the very best high quality of security requirements proper from the entry level of the stations to the metro coach.
“I am travelling from Kashmere Gate to Gurugram. It is a great respite to people like us as metro is one of the most convenient transport as it hurts the pocket much less,” mentioned one Roshan Yadav.
One passenger mentioned that he won’t ever be hesitant to journey within the metro after witnessing such a large association and strict commonplace working procedures in place.
“Moreover, it is really great that even the people are adhering to the same and are understanding the gravity of the situation,” mentioned one Rahul Singh.
An individual, who earlier travelled from Varanasi, needed to go to Greater Noida, which falls on the aqua line, and one other particular person was going to the Ganga Ram Hospital. Both rued that not all of the metro strains had been useful they usually confronted journey points as a result of lack of connectivity.
“I work at the Ganga Ram Hospital, I had to reach the hospital by 7.30 a.m., but since the blue line is not working, I am late for my job. I should have taken a cab,” mentioned a disheartened Mahaveer Prasad.
Over a interval of the following 5 days, the remainder of the metro strains may also be made operational with all the security measures in place to examine the unfold of Covid-19 within the Metro premises which requires everybody to observe a brand new regular of social distancing, face masks and hand sanitisation.
At a time when the capital metropolis is reportedly witnessing a second wave of the viral an infection, the federal government has allowed for the metro rail service to resume as part of the unlock 4.zero in a bid to restart the financial system, whereas additionally retaining in thoughts the large loss incurred by the company in the previous couple of months.
Even although the federal government has, again and again, asserted that each lives and livelihood are vital, a number of epidemiologists consider that resumption of the metro will additional enhance the an infection within the metropolis.