Despite new guidelines, Metro commuters continue to flout norms

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Despite new guidelines, Metro commuters continue to flout norms

CitySpidey had reported such incidents of Covid norms violation earlier

Despite new guidelines, Metro commuters continue to flout norms

New Delhi: The six-day lockdown has been imposed in Delhi to control the spread of COVID-19. In the wake of the same, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) issued revised guidelines for metro services on Tuesday.

It says that Delhi Metro services will be available at a frequency of 15 minutes during the peak hours which DMRC classified as 7 am to 11 am in the morning and 4 pm to 8 pm in the evening.

For the rest of the day, the Delhi Metro will run at a frequency of 30 minutes. It also mentioned that only 50 per cent seating capacity will be allowed in the Metro. Also, no standing passenger shall be allowed during travel, according to the DMRC.

However, commuters continue to violate social distancing norms blatantly inside Delhi Metro trains. CitySpidey had reported such incidents of Covid norms violation earlier. The pictures being showcased are of Kashmiri Gate to HUDA City Centre line and of Dilshad garden to Kashmiri Gate Metro (Red line).

It was clicked during the morning peak hours between 8 am to 9.30 am. Commuters are following social distancing only for sitting but not while they are standing.  But if we see the new guidelines, it clearly says no standing passenger shall be allowed.

If commuters continue violating the guidelines then who should be blamed? Lockdown will have no impact.