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No standing passengers, alternate seats to be left vacant: DMRC advisory

The advisory added that commuters should travel in metro only when it is "essential and unavoidable"


FILE PHOTO: Passengers wear masks to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic while travelling in a metro, in New Delhi | PTI

In the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, the Delhi Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday ordered that "standing passengers will not be allowed in metro".

"Please maintain at least 1 metre distance from each other while travelling in the or at the station. Standing passengers not allowed and alternate seats be left vacant," said in the advisory.

The advisory added that commuters should travel in only when it is "essential and unavoidable".

"Use metro for essential travel only, Please travel by the Metro only when it is essential and unavoidable," the advisory said.

Also keeping in view of the safety of passengers, the has decided not to halt trains at stations with heavy footfall.

"Trains may not stop at such stations which may be having crowding i.e. less than the expected distance of 1 metre between the passengers," the advisory said.

As of Thursday morning, India reported 166 positive cases with four fatalities. Fifteen patients have recovered so far.

First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 09:26 IST