Delhi metro resumes all operations, to run from 6 am to 11 pm

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 With the resumption of service on the Airport Express Line, all lines of the Delhi Metro network are now open.

 

Delhi Metro resumed all operations on Saturday with the resumption of the Airport Express Line. As per the report, all services shall be available from 6 am to 11 pm across all routes.

DMRC has asked commuters to ensure social distancing in metros in order to avoid spreading the coronavirus. 

After a gap of more than five months, Delhi Metro services continue to function for the sixth consecutive day post resumption of services in a phased manner in three stages beginning from September 7. 

"With the resumption of service on the Airport Express Line, all lines of the Delhi Metro network are now open! Remember to follow the guidelines when travelling. #MetroBackOnTrack," DMRC tweeted.

On friday, DMRC resumed its services on the Magenta and Grey lines, under Stage-II of restarting its operations with all COVID-19 protocols in place.

The metro, which had suspended its services in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, reopened with caution putting into place a series of measures such as closed token counters, limited entry and exit points, thermal scanners, and sanitisers among others to enable commuters to adhere to COVID-19 protection protocols.

Apart from regular frontline staff at the stations, the DMRC has made the additional deployment of around 1,000 officials/staff across the line(s)/network to assist and guide passengers in the wake of new norms of Metro travel, which may take some time to settle in.

Meanwhile, with an increase of 97,570 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in India has crossed 46 lakhs mark on Saturday.

In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 97,570 coronavirus cases, taking its total count to 46,59,985.

Meanwhile, 1,201 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 77,472.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 9,58,316. Meanwhile 36,24,197persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state from the infection with 2,61,798 active cases and 28,282 deaths due to COVID-19 while Andhra Pradesh in the second position has a total of 97,338 active cases and 4,702 fatalities.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 48,482 active cases and 8,154 deaths due to COVID-19. Karnataka, on the other hand, has 1,01,556 active cases and 6,937 deaths.

Delhi has a total of 25, 416 active cases, and 4,666 fatalities from the virus.

 

With inputs from Agency

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