Delhi Metro Body Shuts Entry Gates for Red Line Stations to Keep Check on Social Distancing -

Delhi Metro Body Shuts Entry Gates for Red Line Stations to Keep Check on Social Distancing


In order to maintain social distancing amid rapidly rising covid-19 infections, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday morning temporarily shut entry gates for three Metro stations.

In a series of tweets, the DMRC informed that the gates were closed during the rush hour at Mohan Nagar, Jhilmil, and Shahdara Metro stations. However, they are now open for commuters. All three stations are on the Red Line that runs from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal (Ghaziabad ISBT).

In March, the Delhi government designated metro stations as “super spreader areas” and also asked authorities to increase surveillance in these areas to check the spread and ensure Covid-19 norms are being followed.

The national capital has become the worst Covid-19 affected city in the country as it overtook Mumbai in terms of daily cases of coronavirus disease. The city logged 17,282 cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, in the highest single-day surge since the pandemic began in the city.

Amid the record surge in Covid-19 infections, the Delhi government on Thursday imposed a ‘weekend curfew’–from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday–on the movement of individuals till April 30 or further orders.

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