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Delhi Unlocked: Metro commuters flout the rules on the very first day

Due to the dreadful second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, stringent restrictions were imposed in the national capital for a month and now the operation of Delhi Metro has started, starting the process of unlocking. However, on the very first day on Monday, the passengers ignored the rules fiercely. During the Metro ride from Nirman Vihar Metro Station in East Delhi to Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line) and Rajiv Chowk to INA Market (Yellow Line), regular announcements were made at stations that passengers are not allowed to stand still inside the Metro But despite repeated requests, the rules were not followed.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started its services with 50 percent seating capacity following the guidelines of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on proper handling of COVID.

The government announced that no passengers would be allowed to stand in the Metro coaches, although many people were seen breaking it on Monday.

In view of the unusual increase in the cases of COVID, the lockdown was announced in Delhi from April 19, while the Metro was completely banned from May 10 itself.