Long queues outside the metro rail stations have become the new normal in Delhi as authorities imposed curbs to check the rising Covid cases in the city.
An eight coach Metro train can generally carry about 2,400 passengers. This carrying capacity comprises approximately 50 seating passengers and 250 standing passengers per coach.
With present restrictions of 50 per cent seating and no standing, each coach can now accommodate only about 25 passengers. Therefore, an eight coach train can now accommodate approximately 200 passengers only which is less than 10 per cent of a train’s normal carrying capacity.
“Travel only if absolutely essential. Also, keep extra time in your commute by the Metro as entry has to be regulated to ensure compliance with the guidelines which is resulting in the queue’s outside stations,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said.
To ensure that Covid safety protocols are strictly adhered to by the passengers inside trains and station premises, 15 flying squads have been deployed by DMRC across the Delhi Metro network.