Delhi Metro reopens after COVID-19 Shutdown for Five months

The yellow line, oldest and also the busiest line which connects Gurgaon city and other 37 stations between north Delhi is the first to reopen.

Delhi metro has reopened on Monday after it was shut down to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Delhi metro is India’s largest rapid transport system.

Masks, social distancing and temperature checks are mandatory according to the new rules.

The yellow line, oldest and also the busiest line which connects Gurgaon city and other 37 stations between north Delhi is the first to reopen.

Timing: First phase starting today, the trains will run for four hours in the morning, beginning 07:00 IST, and for four hours in the evening, ending at 20:00 IST. Service hours will be extended from Friday onwards. Passengers will be allowed to sit on alternate seats or stand, maintaining adequate social distancing, according to the rules.

Delhi Metro averaged on 27 lacs passengers a day before the shut down. The 389km long metro will start running in a phased manner and full servicing of all 285 stations will begin over the week.

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