After 171 days, the Delhi Metro on Wednesday also started operations on its two more additional lines — Blue and Pink, providing relief to hundreds of commuters. Also Read - With Subtle Hike on Ridership, Delhi Metro Enters 2nd Phase of Resumption; Blue And Pink Line Open Today
The resumption of service comes two days after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started the services on the Yellow line and Gurugram’s Rapid Metro as part of Stage 1 of “graded resumption of Metro services”.
People were seen standing in queues, to enter the metro station, following the protocol of the social distancing. The DMRC has prepared plans in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the protocol of social distancing, control overcrowding, and proper sanitisation of train rakes and station premises.
The Blue line runs from Dwarka Sector-21 to Electronic City (Noida), and Vaishali. The Pink line runs between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar. The services will be available on both of these Lines from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. along with Yellow/Rapid Lines which are already operational.
Speaking to IANS, Pradeep Bhanot, a contractual DTC employee and a resident of Jagatpuri area in east Dekhu said: “I am happy that the services of Blue Line has started, now I can easily commute from Preet Vihar to other places.”
Here is how others reacted:
In addition to these, three more routes — Red Line, Green Line and Violet Line — will also resume services on Thursday.
(With Agency inputs)