New Delhi, dated: 25.07.2021
In view of the revised guidelines issued by the Govt. yesterday, wherein, travel in the Delhi Metro has been permitted from existing 50% of its seating capacity to 100% with NO STANDING travel from tomorrow (26.07.2021), some news reports as observed in the print, digital and electronic media are giving the impression to the general public that from tomorrow Delhi Metro will be operating with full or 100% of its capacity.
In this regard, DMRC would like to reiterate and make it clear that from Monday, *even with these revised guidelines, a maximum 50 passengers per coach are permitted, as against 300 prior to COVID*. Entry to stations therefore continue to be regulated.
As a result, though the queues may slightly reduce but they might still be there outside stations specially during peak hours owing to the compliance and adherence to the Covid appropriate behaviour inside Metro premises as per the govt. guidelines. As and when further relaxations are announced by the Authorities, DMRC will ensure that all steps are taken from its end to provide ease of entry and convenient travel to the general public.
DMRC also reiterates that despite being permitted to carry restrictions on numbers of passengers it is still running maximum trains performing over 5100 trips with highest frequency daily as was available during pre-Covid times when over 60 lakh passenger journeys were performed daily, contrary to the general belief that DMRC at present is running its services with reduced trains/trips/frequency due to travel restrictions. Also, the guidelines pronounced by the Authorities are binding on the Delhi Metro.
DMRC once again appeals to the public to travel by the Metro only when it is absolutely necessary and observe all Covid related travel protocols in place for their own and everyone’s safety in this fight against pandemic.