With the strict Covid-19 guidelines, Delhi Metro started its operations from September 7. The service resumed after going through the lockdown of nearly six months. However, many people were unable to follow the basic guidelines, only after 15 days.
This prompted DMRC to take significant actions against them. Almost 2214 passengers had fined by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in just 9 days, i.e. from September 11 to 20, for not wearing masks in the station premises and inside metros, as per the report.
The significant guidelines issued by the government for using the facility states that people should maintain the social distancing criteria. Also, the one without the mask will not get permission for boarding the metro.
Moreover, the government counselled more than 5000 people on the importance of following the guidelines of Covid-19.
Although, the rail corporation mentioned in the official published a report that the fines are being imposed only in the limited cases, where passengers are not following the protection protocols properly.
Along with all the warnings, the Government made it clear that violators may pay a debt of amount 200 rupees. The above fine procedure mentioned Under Section 59 of Delhi Metro’s Operations and Maintenance Act.
Government has introduced a flying squad at the metro stations. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC) has formed a special flying squad to keep an eye on the passengers. The flying squad would look upon the people inside the metro network to ensure that they wear masks and respect the social distancing guidelines.
The government is trying to do every bit possible from their side. The entire metro line made operational throughout the day for passengers.