New Delhi: In view of the rising coronavirus cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Monday decided that public buses (DTC) and Delhi metro trains will be running at their current limited capacities for at least two more weeks maintaining status quo on the number of passengers. The decision was taken as states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab are witnessing a surge in new COVID-19 strain. Maharashtra has already imposed lockdown in Pune, Amravati and a few other areas to curb the spread of coronavirus. Also Read - Ranbir Kapoor Gets COVID-19, Mom Neetu Kapoor Confirms - Here's Latest Health Update
A meeting of the DDMA was chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, and attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other officers. Also Read - Weekend Lockdown Imposed in Nashik Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases. What's Allowed, What's Not
“Delhi Metro trains and public buses will run at previously fixed limited capacities for now. It is a vigilant wait and watch for another two weeks,” they said. Also Read - Has Ranbir Kapoor Got COVID-19? Uncle Randhir Kapoor Says 'he is Not Well'
The Delhi transport department had last week sent a proposal to the DDMA to allow people to travel standing up in public buses like before.
Current restrictions for public transportation in Delhi NCR
The DTC and cluster buses in Delhi are currently plying with full seating capacity although passengers cannot stand during travel at present.
In metro trains, commuters can sit on alternate seats, leaving a seat between them vacant. Further, commuters standing have to maintain a stipulated distance between them, to reduce the carrying capacity of the coaches.
Coronavirus in Delhi
Delhi on Monday recorded 129 fresh Covid-19 cases, 157 recoveries and one death in the past 24 hours, taking the active case tally to 1,041.
The new fatalities pushed the death toll from the pandemic to 10,901 in the national capital. Delhi’s total caseload has now reached 6,38,028.