The Delhi Metro resumed its full operation on Saturday. More than 1.5 lakh used metro services in various corridors in the state capital until 7:30 p.m. Of these, 2,268 people took the line from the airport, said a senior official with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). All corridors in the DMRC network are now operational and services follow the pre-coronavirus schedule of 6 a.m. at 11 p.m.
According to the DMRC, about 200 passengers have been warned not to wear face masks correctly. Additionally, 114 passengers were fined Rs. 200 each for violating social distancing standards or not wearing masks or face masks on trains, it said in a statement.
Many commuters said they felt safe taking the Metro.
Metro services in Delhi and the National Capital Region were shut down on March 22 to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The Home Ministry recently issued guidelines for the gradual resumption of the Delhi Metro. Thereafter, the DMRC announced that this would be done in three steps from September 7-12.
The Delhi metro reopened on Monday with the reduction of service on the yellow line and express metro. The second stage began on Friday when the Magenta and Grau lines also opened their doors to travelers and the opening hours were extended.
The third phase went into effect on Saturday and subway services date back to the time before COVID-19.