Delhi Metro gets tough on people violating Covid norms inside coaches
New Delhi: Of late, the commuters have been found to be violating the coronavirus guidelines in Delhi Metro coaches. When the Metro services started after a long gap due to coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started the operations with many restrictions.
One of them was restricting the passengers to sit on alternative seats inside the coaches. The DMRC also pasted stickers on the restricted seats mentioning “Do Not Sit Here.” It was followed by the commuters earlier. But, the passengers have now started taking this lightly and started sitting on the restricted seats.
To enforce the restrictions strictly, the DMRC has now started penalising people. On Wednesday, the DMRC tweeted, “Occupying the seats marked with the “do not sit here” stickers is a punishable offence according to DMRC travel protocols. Be responsible and adhere to the rules to avoid any penalties. #CovidIsntOverYet”
The DMRC has also started acting tough on people who are not wearing masks and wearing it improperly while travelling in Metro. On Tuesday, the DMRC wrote on Twitter, “We do not wish to penalise you. But for your safety and ours, do not be like the commuters fined today for improperly wearing or not wearing a mask. #CovidIsntOverYet”
In all the tweets, the DMRC has kept a hashtag - #CovidIsntOverYet. It says that the pandemic is not over yet. The coronavirus cases have started rising again in the country as well as in the national capital. On Tuesday, more than 1,100 new coronavirus cases were reported in Delhi. There has been a continuous jump in number of new cases in the recent past.