DMRC deployed flying squads in vehicles from 11 September. Within 1 month of deployment, flying squad teams collected fines from 5,180 passengers for not wearing masks or not maintaining social distancing.
Flying squad checking in Delhi Metro.
Corona cases are constantly increasing in the country’s capital, Delhi. At the same time, due to the negligence of the people in the metro, strictness is being adopted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). On Saturday, the Flying Squad of the Delhi Metro punished 463 passengers for not wearing face masks properly and for not following social distancing.
DMRC deployed flying squads in vehicles from 11 September. Within 1 month of deployment, flying squad teams collected fines from 5,180 passengers for not wearing masks or not maintaining social distancing, and in October the number reached 5,645. Then gradually people started taking the Corona rules seriously. Flying Squad fined only 3,174 people in November and 2,257 in December.
To ensure our travel guidelines are being followed, Delhi Metro’s Flying Squads penalised 463 commuters on 3 April 2021 for not wearing a face mask properly & following social distancing. Let us all follow the protocols & politely counsel others to do the same. #CovidIsntOverYet pic.twitter.com/rBsj9I1OWG
– Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I Please Wear Mask (@OfficialDMRC) April 4, 2021
Around 30 lakhs travel daily
Before the lockdown, about 3 million passengers used to travel daily in the Delhi Metro. However, the metro was closed from 22 March 2020 due to a lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the Corona epidemic. Later on 7 September 2020, the metro was reopened to the public. In the month of September 2019, an average of 29.66 lakh people traveled daily in the metro.
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