Nearly after 6 months, metro services across India have resumed as part of Unlock 4.0. New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow resumed their metro services from today morning for certain period of hours.
According to the guidelines issued by The Home Ministry, no tokens are being issued to ensure contactless travel in Metro. Only smart cards are allowed, which can be recharged through digital payment methods. Wearing masks are mandatory inside the stations and coaches. Commuters are supposed to sit on alternate seats.
Here are some pictures from the first day since the metro resumed.
imp मैं नही हूँ वो जगह है जहां मैं हूँ … yesss दिल्ली मेट्रो coming soon ..feel free to ask anything about metro resuming from 7 th sep .. happy to help #MetroBackOnTrack #DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/qYYarkvCs7
— Priyanka kandpal प्रियंका ਪ੍ਰਿਯੰਕਾ پرینکا (@pri_kandpal) September 3, 2020
Chennai Metro resumes after 5 months. Travel card reader, QR code for contactless ticketing, travel card reader at stations to avoid crowd at counters, social distanced seating and frequent sanitisation some of the key SOP in place. pic.twitter.com/nNioEABZN7
— J Sam Daniel Stalin (@jsamdaniel) September 7, 2020
A new normal indeed.