Omicron Outbreak: Delhi Metro issues new advisory for passengers

Earlier, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had informed on Tuesday that only up to 50 per cent of the seating capacity inside the trains would be allowed to travel and said that no passenger would be allowed to stand in the metro trains.

Omicron Outbreak: Delhi Metro issues new advisory for passengers
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New Delhi: With the rise of Covid-19 cases in the city, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has said that each coach will be allowed to seat only 25 passengers.


The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also advised passengers to leave home for travel with extra time, due to long lines at entry gates. 


The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also advised passengers to travel only when absolutely necessary.


"An 8 coach Metro train can generally carry about 2400 passengers. This comprises of approximately 50 seating passengers and 250 standing passengers per coach. With present restrictions of 50% seating and no standing, each coach can now accommodate only about 25 passengers," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement on Twitter.


"Therefore, an 8 coach train can now accommodate approximately 200 passengers only. This is less than 10 percent of a train's normal carrying capacity. Therefore, travel only if absolutely essential. Also keep extra time in your commute by the Metro as entry has to be regulated to ensure compliance with the guidelines which is resulting in the queue's outside stations," the DMRC statement added.


Earlier, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had informed on Tuesday that only up to 50 per cent of the seating capacity inside the trains would be allowed to travel and said that no passenger would be allowed to stand in the metro trains.


This has come after the implementation of the Yellow Alert of the Graded Response Action Plan in Delhi amid an increase in Covid-19 cases following the emergence of the Omicron variant.


In an official statement, the DMRC said, "In view of the Covid-19 guidelines, only up to 50 per cent seating capacity will be allowed inside trains. No passenger will be allowed to stand. By restricting entry to metro stations. Will be controlled. " 


"Out of 712 metro gates, only 444 will be kept open," the DMRC added.


According to the guidelines, restaurants and bars will operate at 50 percent capacity, while cinema halls, spas, gyms, multiplexes, banquet halls, auditoriums and sports complexes have been closed with immediate effect.

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