Following the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Chennai, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has decided to permit only 50 per cent occupancy in the metro service from May 6. As per the release stated by the city Metro network, no standing passengers will be allowed to travel.
The Metro Rail administration has urged passengers not to be seated on seats which are notified as “X” on Metro trains, according to the New Indian Express report. Earlier, to stem the COVID surge, the Tamil Nadu government to impose these restrictions in the state till May 20.
On working days, a five-minute headway is being followed during peak hours in Chennai Metro while a 10-minute headway is being allowed during non-peak hours.
The report further suggests that Chennai Metro Rail Limited will be closely monitoring the passenger movements from the operational control room via CCTV footage.
Earlier, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited has announced that Chennai Metro will operate its services on Sundays in May from 07:00 am to 09:00 pm.