New Delhi: On Monday, the Delhi Metro services will mostly be closed, except for few a hours, stretching the spirit of Janata Curfew. Services will not be available from 10 AM to 4 PM on Delhi metro. Services from 8-10 am will be available at a normal frequency as on regular days. During this period, everyone can travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities said. Also Read - Is There a Cure to Coronavirus? Donald Trump's Tweet Triggers Debate
Services from 6 am till 8 am will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes, only for people involved in essential services like hospitals, police, fire department, among others. They will be allowed to enter metro stations on producing their identification cards to the security personnel, according to the official said. Also Read - Inmates-Prison Officials Clash in Kolkata Jail Over Restrictions Due to Coronavirus, Several Injured
Services from 4-8 pm will again be available but will cease after 8 pm onwards. However, the last train service starting at 8 pm from originating station will continue to run till it reaches its destination, he added. Also Read - One Should Not Get Tested For Coronavirus Just For Fashion, Says Health Secretary
The Noida-Greater Noida Metro will operate on curtailed timings on Monday and will not have any service between 10 am and 4 pm, officials said on Saturday. The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), which manages the Aqua Line, has already announced its suspension of the metro and city bus services for Sunday, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Janata curfew’.
The NMRC said it was taking all measures and precautions to keep its premises, including rail coaches, clean and sanitised in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“In course of the journey and stay within the Metro premises, passengers are requested to follow the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from time to time to contain the spread of coronavirus, it said.
“Any passenger who has symptoms similar to those infected by COVID19 are strictly advised to avoid travel by the metro or any other mode of public transport, it added.
(With Agency Inputs)