Delhi Covid-19 Curbs: In light of the current limits set by DDMA authorities due to an increase in coronavirus infections, officials announced on Tuesday that Delhi Metro trains will henceforth run with only 50% seating capacity and no opportunity for standing for commuters.
According to the new regulations, DTC and other city buses will only carry 50% of the overall seating capacity.
Following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal declared a ‘yellow alert,’ under which schools, colleges, cinemas, and gyms will be closed, shops selling non-essential items will open on an odd-even basis, and metro trains and buses will operate with 50% of seating capacity in the city.
From 10 AM to 8 PM, shops in malls and shopping complexes will open in an odd-even pattern.
Only one weekly market per zone will open with 50% of sellers.
From 8 AM to 10 PM, restaurants can operate at 50% capacity.
Between 12 PM and 10 PM, bars can operate at 50% capacity.
Cinemas, banquet halls, spas, gyms, outdoor yoga, amusement parks, stadiums, swimming pools, schools, colleges, and educational institutions are all prohibited from operating.
Private offices can operate with up to half of their employees.
Due to the Delhi COVID-19 curbs, daily commuters are highly affected.
Long lines formed at several bus stops and metro stations in Delhi Wednesday, a day after officials announced that public transportation in the national capital will operate at half capacity.
Commuters have expressed their dissatisfaction with the new rules. Passengers’ wait times have grown as a result of the inadequate seating capacity.
“We must leave our residence two hours before the stated departure time. They don’t take passengers on the bus, but a crowd has formed at the bus stop. We have to stand for hours, which makes us late for work.” ANI received a report from a commuter.
In the Delhi-NCR region, there were also long lines at various metro stations.
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