Good News: Noida Metro to restart its services but you will have to follow THESE rules #coronavirusnewstolive - May 17, 2020 25 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: Passengers hoping to experience the Noida-Greater Noida metro, at any time when it resumes operations, will be required to put on face masks, set up Aarogya Setu app on their smartphones.
And have a physique temperature no more than 37.7 levels Celsius, officers mentioned on Saturday.
The commuters will additionally have to follow social distancing norms and sanitise their palms on the stations and on board the trains, officers mentioned, including that entry into the stations shall be restricted in case of overcrowding.
Senior officers mentioned the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) is all set to resume its Aqua Line services after the top of the lockdown and is awaiting nod from the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh authorities.
NMRC is making essential preparations in any respect its stations and contained in the trains to be certain that all passengers of the Aqua Line follow the rules laid down by the federal government for prevention of the Covid-19 an infection, NMRC Managing Director Ritu Maheshwari mentioned.
The important goal of NMRC is to present important mobility services submit lockdown, as per the federal government’s choice, with all specified security measures and precautions to safeguard towards unfold of COVID-19, Maheshwari added. Regarding the operations, the NMRC mentioned for a number of days initially, a 15-minute frequency of trains will be maintained all through the week — Sunday to Saturday.
Trend of the ridership will be analysed and any change due to calls for, if thought-about important, practice frequency will be modified accordingly. Stations falling in containment zones shall stay closed and trains will not cease on these stations, Maheshwari mentioned.
The modifications will be conveyed to the commuters by public notices and bulletins and shall even be up to date on the NMRC web site and purposes, she mentioned in a press release.
The NMRC has additionally put out sure situations and solely passengers that fulfil these can be allowed journey on the speedy rail community between the dual cities of Noida and Greater Noida.
Only the passengers with face masks or lined (face) will be allowed. Every passenger will be screened by thermal sensors. The limiting temperature for journey permission will be as 37.7 levels centigrade. Passengers having ‘Aarogya Setu’ app with protected standing will solely be allowed. Persons getting into NMRC premises will have to apply hand sanitiser which will be made obtainable after screening of the individual, in accordance to the assertion.
A ‘Passenger Screening Team’ will be at concourse stage earlier than frisking space by the NMRC to guarantee all pointers for the passengers are being complied.
In case of doubt concerning any individual having corona an infection/ signs, the suspected individual will not be allowed entry in station premises they usually will be given correct directions for in search of additional medical assist. To deal with a suspected passenger or baggage, two Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fits at every station will be made obtainable for the involved workers deployed on the station, it mentioned.
Only in pressing requirement circumstances, masks will be made obtainable on the station, it mentioned.
To guarantee sufficient social distance, passengers will be suggested to stand in a queue at designated house by seen marking at one-metre spacing at frisking zone, on the ticket counters, platforms and contained in the practice.
Commuters ought to keep no less than 10 mm hole between AFC sensor and sensible card or QR ticket to keep away from touching QR tickets or playing cards on the AFC gates. On escalators, a niche of no less than two steps needs to be maintained between two customers, the NMRC mentioned.
The metro operator additionally mentioned that digital funds can be most popular as a substitute of forex notes whereas encouraging use of sensible playing cards and the NMRC app.