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In pics: Here's how Delhi Metro is sanitising trains and stations ahead of reopening

Updated : September 03, 2020 05:54 PM IST

Delhi Metro is set to resume services in three stages from September 7-12 after a hiatus of over five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but stations in containment zones would remain closed. Here are all the details you need to know about the reopening of Delhi Metro.

India's longest and largest metro rail network, the Delhi Metro, is resuming services on September 7 after a gap of almost six months. The lifeline of Delhi used to witness around 60 lakh journeys every day in the pre-COVID days.
India's longest and largest metro rail network, the Delhi Metro, is resuming services on September 7 after a gap of almost six months. The lifeline of Delhi used to witness around 60 lakh journeys every day in the pre-COVID days.
Delhi Metro is considered as the lifeline of Delhi and is the most preferred mode of urban transportation. Its network has 264 stations spread over a 360 km network. Around 60 lakh journeys used to take place every day in the pre-COVID times.
Delhi Metro is considered as the lifeline of Delhi and is the most preferred mode of urban transportation. Its network has 264 stations spread over a 360 km network. Around 60 lakh journeys used to take place every day in the pre-COVID times.
Delhi Metro will start operations from September 7 under a staggered manner.
Delhi Metro will start operations from September 7 under a staggered manner.
Under the first phase, Yellow Line from Samayapur Badli to Huda City Centre and Rapid metro will resume operations from September 7.
Under the first phase, Yellow Line from Samayapur Badli to Huda City Centre and Rapid metro will resume operations from September 7.
This will be followed by Blue Line from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali and Pink Line from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar.
This will be followed by Blue Line from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali and Pink Line from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar.
From September 10, Red Line from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda, Green Line from Kirti Nagar to Bahadurgarh and Violet Line from Kashmere Gate to Ballabhgarg will open.
From September 10, Red Line from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda, Green Line from Kirti Nagar to Bahadurgarh and Violet Line from Kashmere Gate to Ballabhgarg will open.
Magenta Line from Janakpuri to Botanical Garden and Grey Line from Dwarka to Najafgarh will start running from September 11.
Magenta Line from Janakpuri to Botanical Garden and Grey Line from Dwarka to Najafgarh will start running from September 11.
From September 12, Airport Express Line will resume. Hence, all 11 lines of Delhi Metro will be in action from September 12.
From September 12, Airport Express Line will resume. Hence, all 11 lines of Delhi Metro will be in action from September 12.
Trains will not stop at stations falling in containment zones and some stations to be skipped if social distancing not followed.
Trains will not stop at stations falling in containment zones and some stations to be skipped if social distancing not followed.
Frequency of trains will be regulated to avoid over-crowding and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel after thermal screening.
Frequency of trains will be regulated to avoid over-crowding and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel after thermal screening.
Symptomatic passengers will be advised to undergo medical tests. Passengers will be advised to travel with minimum luggage.
Symptomatic passengers will be advised to undergo medical tests. Passengers will be advised to travel with minimum luggage.
Metro stations in containment zones will remain shut and frequency of metro trains will initially be 5-7 minutes to provide extra time for disinfection.
Metro stations in containment zones will remain shut and frequency of metro trains will initially be 5-7 minutes to provide extra time for disinfection.
A metro will be disinfected after completion of each trip. Passengers are advised to install Aarogya Setu app.
A metro will be disinfected after completion of each trip. Passengers are advised to install Aarogya Setu app.
Delhi Metro will operate from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm until September 10. The timings will be from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on September 11.
Delhi Metro will operate from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm until September 10. The timings will be from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on September 11.
Regular timings of 6:00 am until 11:00 pm will be restored from September 12. Selected gates will be open at metro stations.
Regular timings of 6:00 am until 11:00 pm will be restored from September 12. Selected gates will be open at metro stations.
Top up of smart cards to be only via cashless transaction. No tokens will be allowed and smart cards will only be able to grant you access to the metro.
Top up of smart cards to be only via cashless transaction. No tokens will be allowed and smart cards will only be able to grant you access to the metro.
If the authorities find lack of social distancing and crowding of trains, then the government will review metro arrangement.
If the authorities find lack of social distancing and crowding of trains, then the government will review metro arrangement.
Published : September 03, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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