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Delhi Metro intensifies checking drives to ensure COVID safety protocol

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New Delhi: In the wake of rising cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Delhi Metro is taking various steps to ensure COVID safety protocol. In an official announcement on Wednesday, Delhi Metro said that as part of intensified measures for containing COVID-19 spread, 15 flying squads have been deployed across the Delhi Metro network to ensure that COVID Safety protocol is strictly being adhered to by passengers inside trains and metro premises. The frequency of checking drives is also being increased to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines and offenders are also being penalised on the spot.

Announcements according to the new guidelines are being made inside trains and at station premises on a frequent basis.

“Due to the strict reinforcement of the social distancing norms, the passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance and allow for some additional time for their commute. They should travel by the Metro only if absolutely essential,” it further said. The news comes a day after Delhi Metro announced that it will run trains at 50 percent seating capacity and passengers will not be allowed to stand in trains.

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