Gurugram, Sep 4 (IANS) The Gurugram District Administration will appoint a nodal officer who will be in touch with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials in order to facilitate Metro operations in the city.
The move comes ahead of the resumption of Metro services by the DMRC from September 7.
The DMRC had halted Metro services during the nationwide lockdown in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
The DMRC has five Metro stations in Gurugram — Huda City Centre, Iffco Chowk, MG Road, Sikandarpur and Guru Dronacharya.
“For smooth operation of the Delhi Metro, we have decided to appoint a nodal officer who will remain in touch with Metro officials for smooth functioning of services in Gurugram,” said Amit Khatri, Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram.
Khatri further stated that the DMRC should formulate a plan to divide the crowd at different levels so that the passengers do not gather at any one place.
An adequate number of teams should be deployed at the Metro station for the thermal scanning of passengers.
Talking about the administration’s preparedness for the resumption of Metro operations, he said, “Autorickshaws and e-rickshaws will be parked in an orderly manner outside the station. In this task, the auto union team will support itself so that passengers do not face any kind of trouble and there will be a separate stand of the auto.”
Apart from this, the health officials said, the list of health centres and Covid-19 hospitals will be made available to the representative of DMRC near the five metro stations falling in the district of Gurugram so far. If any passenger is found infected from corona it can be sent there for further treatment.
Necessary arrangements have been made to ensure that passengers do not gather at one place at the Metro stations. Also, passengers should try not to stand at the station for much longer.
Speaking about DMRC preparations, Rishabh Singh, Assistant Manager of DMRC said, “Passengers will be thermal scanned at the time of entry in the station premises. Travelers who show signs of coronavirus infection will be referred to the nearest health centre or Covid-19 hospital”.
Travellers will also be encouraged to download the Arogya Setu App on their mobiles.
“There will be separate gates of entry and exit at the Metro station so that passengers coming and going do not have a conflict among themselves. A strip of one-metre distance for the passengers has been designed at the station premises and there will be self-exile signage on the platform so that the passengers themselves will know what to do,” Singh said.
He further informed that there will be special seating arrangements inside the Metro trains in order to contain the spread of the infection.
“An announcement regarding the prevention of Covid infection will also be announced. Also, there will be a digital transaction for the ticket,” he said.