After being deferred for over five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, metro services recommenced in the country on Monday in a classified manner with all safety measures in place to check the spread of coronavirus.
Obeying with the Centre’s Unlock 4 guidelines, metro authorities in Delhi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Noida, and Ahmedabad had announced the continuation of their services from today in a standardized manner. The metro services have been suspended since March when the lockdown was first levied across the country in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
As per the procedures, passengers are also required to download the Aarogya Setu app on their smartphones and will undergo thermal checks at stations. There would be no use of tokens to travel in the metros, instead passengers need to use smart card only that also would recharged through online payment only, no cash. The frequency of the metro trains will also be controlled in order to avoid thronging at the metro stations.
The metro services in the country are resuming on the day when India has exceeded Brazil in terms of caseloads to stand at the second position across the globe.
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