New Delhi: Commuters had to wait for more than 50 minutes on Monday to enter Delhi’s busy metro station Rajiv Chowk due to social distancing and other safety related rules being followed in the wake of Kovid-19. This process continued for about five hours. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) gave this information.
The Rajiv Chowk metro station is located in the Connaught Place area, considered the heart of the national capital, and is on the Blue Line network of the Delhi Metro. Referring to the long queues outside the metro station, DMRC tweeted, “On an average, people have to wait 50 minutes to enter Rajiv Chowk metro station during peak hours. Information will be given about this when the crowd decreases.
Due to Corona, passengers are allowed to leave one seat in the metro train
According to the existing guidelines, passengers are allowed to sit in a metro train leaving one seat and standing inside the train is prohibited. Although the maximum number of trains are being operated by DMRC, yet the passengers are forced to wait for long outside the stations.
Peak Hour Update
Average waiting time at Rajiv Chowk is 50 minutes.
In case of any fluctuations in crowd, the waiting time will be informed accordingly.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I please wear a mask😷 (@OfficialDMRC) July 12, 2021
After about five hours, DMRC informed about normalization of entry time at Rajiv Chowk metro station. Significantly, on June 9, passengers had to wait for about an hour outside the Rajiv Chowk metro station.
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