Urban Railways

Delhi Metro train services likely to start on certain routes post May 17

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is likely to resume its train services in the national capital after lockdown 3.0 ends on May 17. If given a green signal, the Delhi Metro will resume its services on certain routes with some restrictions post May 17. The services of DMRC have been under suspension since March 22.

Commenting on the possibility of resumption of Delhi Metro train services, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that the final decision lies with the Centre. He, however, said that the DMRC is ready to start its trains. 

Gahlot said that the DMRC will ensure proper social distancing measures at stations and inside the trains. On every station there will be thermal checking, proper sanitisation and usage of currency will not be encouraged, he said.

“If there will be congestion at some station, the entry of people will be stopped. Only main stations will be opened so that we can put our complete manpower there,” Gahlot said.

Meanwhile, Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, DMRC said, the decision to resume Metro rail services in Delhi-NCR will be taken by the Government after which the detailed protocol to be followed by passengers for travelling in the Metro will be shared with the media and public.