Easing Covid curbs: Metro resumes services with full passenger capacity, fine for not wearing masks reduced
Days after authorities lifted all pandemic curbs after Covid situation improved in the national Capital, Delhi Metro also resumed services with full passenger capacity on Monday.
“Delhi Metro services have resumed today without any restrictions on passenger occupancy after a long time. The DMRC expresses its thanks and gratitude to its passengers for following the protocols during the pandemic. Indeed, without your cooperation,
we could not have operated the metro despite the constraints posed by the pandemic,” the DMRC said in a statement.
In a tweet, it said in the days ahead, the Delhi Metro shall continue to try its best to provide a safe and
comfortable journey. “However, let us remember that Covid is not over yet. In order to ensure a safe journey, let us follow all necessary protocols such as wearing of masks, adequate social distancing and frequent hand
sanitisation,” it tweeted.
It was on Friday when the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had announced to withdraw all Covid restrictions from Monday. Now, the fine for
not wearing masks too has been reduced from Rs 2,000 to Rs 500. Besides, physical classes in schools are to begin from April 1.