Metro rail in Mumbai will resume operations from tomorrow (October 19, 2020) with customary working procedures (SOPs). Metro companies will function in a graded method with solely half of pre-COVID ranges and a 3rd of passenger capability.
Though the Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday, October 14 had launched contemporary pointers for the resumption of Metro rail companies in Mumbai from October 15, Mumbai Metro took a number of days additional to perform all the protection norms.
According to Mumbai Metro One’s new arrange the one 11-km line between Ghatkopar and Versova has been curtailed to 12 hours ranging from 8:30 am every day.
Only 200 trains companies can be allowed to run with companies in both route in as much as Eight minutes as towards 5 minutes and 400 companies earlier. The prepare will now carry solely 360 individuals per service versus 1,350 earlier
Trains will ply with temperatures within the coaches mounted between 25-27 levels Celsius. Most importantly, passengers are supposed to make use of digital tickets, sensible playing cards or QR code-based tickets rather than tokens to keep away from any contact.
Regular disinfection of all of the stations and coaches can be carried out by the metro authorities.
Passengers have additionally been requested to hold minimal baggage and keep away from metallic gadgets. The metro authorities have additionally urged individuals to make use of the Aarogya Setu app.
It can be necessary for passengers to depart the marked seats contained in the prepare coaches vacant.
Over 300 employees have labored by means of the lockdown interval for the maintenance of the trains and the station infrastructure. About 32 of such employees turned constructive for COVID-19 of which 4 proceed to be contaminated.