DMRC trains employees amid lockdown, says choice to renew metro providers in Delhi-NCR on Centre


New Delhi: Protocols for social distancing and different security norms are being labored upon for passengers for utilizing metro trains and station premises at any time when providers are ordered to be resumed, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) stated on Friday (May 15). IT added that the ultimate choice on the resumption of metro providers in Delhi-NCR is but to be taken by the federal government.

The metro practice providers have been below suspension since March 22, the day of ‘janta curfew’ and the resumption of providers is topic to the approval by the Delhi authorities and a subsequent nod from the centre.

The DMRC launched a press release on the resumption of its providers:

The choice to renew Metro rail providers in Delhi NCR can be taken by the federal government after which the detailed protocol to be adopted by passengers for travelling within the Metro can be shared with the media and public.

At current, DMRC is taking on the mandatory cleansing mechanisms contained in the trains and indoor areas of stations equivalent to entrance lobbies, corridors, staircases, escalators, elevators, safety space and so forth.

Other vital logistical preparations equivalent to provision for hand sanitization/thermal screening at stations and set up of social distancing associated signages are additionally being dealt with within the interim.

Earlier within the day, the DMRC took to Twitter to share that its housekeeping and different employees are busy cleansing and sanitising AFC gates, lifts and escalators to start secure operations. “Specially trained housekeeping staffs are deployed in stations to clean passenger movement areas and associated equipment such as AFC gates, lifts and escalators to begin safe operations,” it stated in a tweet.

It additionally tweeted a picture, exhibiting warning stickers being put up on the again of seats at common intervals on social distancing.

Delhi Metro authorities have already educated their housekeeping and different employees to stick to enhanced security norms to make them able to do their jobs at any time when the providers are ordered to be resumed, officers stated.

Even if the operations resume, the journeys won’t be as earlier than. Those taking the journey within the metro must observe sure tips to remain secure. According to PTI, the proposed measures embrace

  • All the passengers must obtain and set up get the Aarogya Setu app on their smartphones earlier than travelling in Delhi Metro. 
  • Just like airports, Delhi Metro passengers too must take out any metallic gadgets like belts and buckles earlier than frisking and preserve them of their baggage which can be scanned by an x-ray machine.
  • Each passenger must put on a face masks in the course of the journey. 
  • The Delhi Metro may even apply social distancing as soon as the providers are resumed. At least two meters distance shall be maintained between the safety screening place and line-up factors and a meter between passengers ready on the safety screening place.
  • Passengers with irregular temperatures won’t be allowed to enter and individuals with chilly, cough and different flu-like signs can be denied entry.