Delhi Metro authorities on Tuesday released a statement regarding new guidelines for traveling during the curfew imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
According to Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DMRC, “Because of the imposition of night curfew in Delhi starting tonight, an entry in Metro from 10 pm to 5 am will be allowed only to those passengers who fall in essential category as per govt order, after verification of their valid IDs by DMRC/CISF personnel.”
The statement further added, “DMRC also advises its users, who do not fall in the essential category, to complete the journey and reach their destination by 10 pm as they are not allowed to travel after 10 pm to 5 am in the night in the Metro as per govt order till 30th April 2021 or further orders whichever is earlier”.
The Delhi Government has established the new rules and the night curfew will be implemented from Tuesday night. The curfew will be in place between 10 pm and 5 am every day till 30 April.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Tuesday said the AAP government is alert to the pandemic situation here and keeping a “close watch” on it.
Interacting with reporters, he also said over 12 lakh people have been vaccinated in Delhi till date.
Jain’s remarks on the pandemic situation came hours after the Delhi government imposed a night curfew in the national capital from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30 in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
The city had recorded 3,548 fresh cases on Monday, while 15 more people succumbed to the infection taking the death toll to 11,096, according to the Delhi health department.