The picture is of Shaheednagar metro station in Ghaziabad. There is a long line of passengers here, where social distancing is not being followed.
In view of the increasing cases of corona, the Delhi government has decided to run the metro with 50 percent passenger capacity. The effect of this decision was visible in Ghaziabad-Noida only on Wednesday morning. There is a long line of passengers outside the metro stations since morning. Entry in the metro is being given to only 50 percent of the passengers of the seat at a time. However, for the purpose for which this rule has been made, that rule is seen breaking in the long line of passengers, where social distancing is not being followed.
Social distancing was not seen among the passengers at Shaheednagar metro station.
office goers delayed
There is a long queue of passengers outside the metro station located in Sector-52 of Noida. Entries are being given in numbers of 10-15 by stopping the passengers. A passenger said that the number of passengers is more. In such a situation, he may be late for office. The situation is more or less the same at the Shaheednagar metro station of Ghaziabad. There are hundreds of passengers standing in two long lines, who are waiting to sit in the metro. He is also getting late in going to office. Twitter user Saricha Singh wrote – Passengers have been increased by 50 percent but the metro has not increased. Due to which passengers have to wait for hours. Ankur Panchal tweeted- Delhi Government’s SOP is beyond my understanding. Opening 1 of the 2 metro gates is to increase the crowd instead of controlling it. Will this not increase corona further?
Commuters say that if the government had to run the metro at 50 percent capacity, then the number of trains could have been increased.
277 gates of Delhi Metro closed
DMRC Executive Director Anuj Dayal said in a statement on Tuesday that the Delhi government has issued a new guideline for the prevention of corona. According to this, there will be a ban on traveling while standing in the metro. Only half the passengers will be able to travel relative to the number of seats in the metro. The Delhi Metro network has a total of 259 gates. There are 721 entry-exit gates on them. Out of this, there will be movement of passengers only at 444 gates.
not following social distancing
Due to the closure of 277 gates of Delhi Metro, the number of passengers has increased on the gates which are open. There is a long line here. There is no social distancing. Although masks are definitely visible on the face. In such a situation, the purpose for which the government had made the guideline, it does not seem to be followed. It can also promote corona.