In new guidelines issued forward of the resumption of Metro practice companies on the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua line, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has stated commuters discovered travelling without face masks within the Noida-Greater Noida metro rail should pay a fine of Rs 500 and people caught spitting should cough up Rs 100.
The companies of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro, often known as the Aqua Line, are set to renew from Monday (September 7) after a niche of 5 months with a number of anti-COVID precautions like commuters sustaining social distancing and having face cowl in place, NMRC stated on Saturday.
“Passengers found spitting inside metro stations, trains or any other metro premises will have to pay a fine of Rs 100 for the first time and Rs 500 for any subsequent occurrence.
Passengers found travelling without masks in the metro trains, stations or any other metro premises will have to pay a fine of Rs 500,” the NMRC stated in a press release.
“These penalties will be imposed strictly by the NMRC staff so that commuters follow the guidelines and help the NMRC in preventing the spread of the coronavirus,” it added.
NMRC‘s senior officers on Saturday held an in depth inspection of the entire Aqua Line to test the “health” of the metro system and to keep away from any last-minute glitches in its operation.
The inspection was carried below the steering of NMRC Chief Operating Officer Ravindra Saxena and different officers of the Operations, Electrical and Rolling Stock staff, it said.
“All the systems were thoroughly checked by officials. All the officials travelled in a rail motor trolley to check the tracks and signalling from the Depot station in Greater Noida to Sector 51 Station in Noida,” the NMRC stated.
“They stopped at various stations on the way and inspected each and every aspect related to the functioning of the Metro trains and all its related systems,” it added.
The inspection was additionally executed to test the preparedness of the NMRC for starting metro companies after the lockdown of just about 5 months and to fill lapses, if any, and to test the points associated to the implementation of the guidelines adopted by NMRC to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.
(With inputs from PTI)