Delhi and Noida metros have been taking a break from their otherwise over the top hussle of working 15-18 hours a day (Quite Literally) amidst this pandemic. The pre corona times have seen us taking these public transport systems for granted and now when the NMRC and DMRC have announced that their operations will be resumed, it got us to thinking how metropolitan cities take their metros so seriously.
Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on 12th of september commenced it’s full time operation in respect to aqualine.
“The Aqua Line, which connects Noida and Greater Noida, saw a ridership of 1,212 on Thursday, up from 1,061 on Wednesday, 725 on Tuesday and approximately 500 on Monday”, the NMRC said.
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The services on the metro lines have resumed on reduced timings for the first time after/during this COVID-19 pandemic. Trains have been running in two shifts lately:
- 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
They have been running at an interval of 15 minutes.
The NMRC will resume the operations with the trains being run every 7 minutes.
The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), claimed the following via circulars and vocal conversations:
- The Aqua Line is all set to resume full-fledged operations from September 12. This means that NMRC will run as per the time-table and schedule that was being followed for the Aqua Line before the lockdown.
- The metro train services will operate from 6 AM till 10 PM from Monday to Saturday. The services will be available from 8 AM till 10 PM on Sundays.
- The trains will run at an interval of 7.5 minutes during peak hours (8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm) and 10 minutes during non-peak hours from Monday to Friday.
- Metro train services on Saturdays and Sundays will be available at an interval of 15 minutes throughout the day.
- Only one entry or exit gate will be opened at Metro stations of Sector 81,83, 101, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 156, 147, 148, Alpha-1, Delta-1 and GNIDA office, NMRC added.
- However, in Sector 50, 51, 76, Knowledge Park-II, Pari Chowk and Depot stations, both entry and exit gates will be kept open.
- Metro stations falling in containment zones will remain closed and trains will not stop there, the NMRC said.
“This information will be communicated to the public through public notices, announcements, on the NMRC website and mobile app,” it added.
Being shut on March 22 because of the new entry of COVID-19, the Delhi Metro had also begun its restricted operations in Yellow Line and Gurugram’s rapid metro. The DMRC also assures smooth running of the Delhi metro same like NMRC.
As per the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, guidelines have been rolled out to resume the running of metros in the Nation in a smooth and graded manner.
Hereby, Happy Travelling!