Services on different strains, which had opened beneath the primary stage from Monday to Thursday, additionally adopted the identical schedule.
- PTI New Delhi
- Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 11:22 PM IST
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The Delhi Metro’s Magenta and Grey strains resumed operations on Friday after remaining closed for 173 days as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, officers mentioned. Services began at 7 AM as a part of the second stage of the graded reopening of the Delhi Metro, which was closed on March 22 to verify the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
Ninety-two commuters have been fined Rs 200 every, whereas 150 have been counselled for violation of norms, the officers mentioned. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has deployed flying squad groups throughout all strains to conduct random checks inside trains for any sort of violations.
“DMRC today counselled over 150 passengers and penalised 92 passengers for Rs 200 each under Section 59 of Delhi Metro O&M Act for creating nuisance when our teams tried to counsel them for not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing during their travel inside trains,” it mentioned in an announcement. In the second stage, trains operated in two batches of six hours every from 7 AM to 1 PM and 4-10 PM.
Services on different strains, which had opened beneath the primary stage from Monday to Thursday, additionally adopted the identical schedule. Yellow Line and Rapid Metro have been the primary ones to reopen on Monday, adopted by Blue and Pink strains on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Red, Violet and Green strains have been made operational. The DMRC has appealed to individuals to make use of the speedy transport provided that urgently wanted.
With providers obtainable on most metro strains now, the entire ridership recorded until 7:30 PM on Thursday was 1,28,886, in response to the DMRC.