Delhi metro starts free coronavirus tests for commuters at stations

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Delhi metro starts free coronavirus tests for commuters at stations

Both RTPCR and rapid antigen tests have been conducted at the metro stations.

Delhi metro starts free coronavirus tests for commuters at stations

New Delhi: In its effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started Covid-19 testing facilities at around 10 stations on rotation basis.

At present, the kiosks for coronavirus testing have been set up at six stations. These stations include Nehru Place, ITO, Badarpur, Chandni Chowk, Inderlok, and Netaji Subhash Place. The kiosks have been put up at unpaid areas of the stations.

“This officially kicked off in November. However, it was a gradual development as initially only a few stations like Chandni Chowk, which are usually quite busy, had testing counters,” a DMRC spokesperson said.

“If those travelling by metro... wish to walk up to the counter and get tested, they have the freedom to do so,” the official added. 

Both RTPCR and rapid antigen tests have been conducted at the metro stations. The results of the tests would be sent through emails or text messages.