After being shut for 169 days due to COVID-19, Metro services resumed on Monday in several cities including Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Gujarat. Social distancing norms were adhered to at several stations while security deployed outside the metro stations are handling crowd management.
In the first stage, Delhi Metro services will operate in two shifts 7 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 8 PM. Normal operations will start from the 12th of this month.
The Delhi Transport Minister had earlier said his government will ensure that COVID-19 norms are followed by the commuters.
"The state governments may expand the list demanding on their assessment of the situations," said the government statement. All the states concerned have already issued orders in this regard, it added.
The services have been normalised now. "Violet Line Update- Normal services have resumed," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted at 9.40 a.m.
In a tweet, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said: "Delay in service between Samaypur Badli and Vishwavidyalaya on Yellow Line due to a passenger on track at GTB Nagar. Normal service on all other lines."
DMRC on Monday issued a red alert on its entire network and urged the people to cooperate with security checks.
The exam consists of two papers and will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and again from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.