Delhi Metro closes entry gates of many stations due to rush

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Delhi Metro closes entry gates of many stations due to rush

However, entry allowed as soon as commuter rush was under control

Delhi Metro closes entry gates of many stations due to rush

New Delhi: With the sharp increase in coronavirus cases, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started getting strict to enforce the prescribed guidelines at the stations. Under this, the DMRC closed the entry gates of seven stations on Tuesday morning.

The action was taken as there was rush of people at the stations and there was no compliance to social distancing norms at the stations. Entry gates of many stations including New Delhi, Chandni Chowk, Seelampur, Qutub Minar, Saket, Shastri Park and Kashmere Gate were closed.

However, the entry was allowed after sometime as the rush came under control. All this while, the exit from the stations was allowed.

Earlier on Monday morning, the entry at Samaypur Badli station in outer Delhi was closed for some time. The reason was excessive crowd at the station. The commuters were releived as the entry was allowed after some time. The metro services were as usual afterwards for the whole day.

As per the DMRC officials, social disnacing norms were compromised at peak hours and because of that, entry was closed at these stations.

The DMRC is also penalising commuters for flouting the Covid guidelines. There is a penalty of Rs 200 for not maintaining social distancing and wearing masks inside the metro premises. A total of 526 people were challaned by Delhi Metro's flying squads for flouting the guidelines.