After Delhi Metro opens, you may be denied ride without mask, Aarogya Setu pass

Passengers using the Delhi Metro, post resumption of operations, will have to take out any metallic item on their body before frisking, use face masks, have the ‘Aarogya Setu’ app, but those with flu-like symptoms won’t be allowed, as per a proposal prepared by the CISF on Thursday.

The paramilitary force that guards the network running across the national capital region has formulated a ‘business continuity plan’ for security and safety of passengers and staffers working at the facility.

The proposed measures, as per the plan accessed by PTI, will be implemented by the force “in consultation” with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and its controlling ministry of Urban Development.

The plan has been prepared to ensure “public confidence in the ability of the rapid rail network to deliver under any circumstance and to thwart evil designs of disruptive forces to hit the smooth functioning of the network.”

As per the plan envisaged by the force, that deploys about 12,000 men and women personnel to guard over 160 metro stations, the services of the rail network should be resumed in a phased manner.

“Aarogya Setu app with inbuilt e-pass feature could be employed for identification of suspected persons (having COVID-19 infection). Persons with high risks for both spreading as well as contracting infections should be discouraged from using metro,” the plan said.

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