No metro in Delhi; private and public transport to resume: What’s allowed, what’s not

metro in Delhi

The Delhi Government has allowed private and public transport to resume with limitations on the number of passengers, as part of fresh guidelines after the Centre announced the fourth phase of lockdown extension till May 31.

While addressing a press conference, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that public and private sector offices will open. However, the Delhi Metro will remain shut.

“Buses are allowed to run but with only 20 passengers at a time. Passengers will be screened before he/she boards the bus. Transport Dept will ensure that social distancing norms are followed at all bus-stops and inside the bus,” he said.

“Carpooling or car-sharing will not be allowed for aggregators. Auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws will be allowed but only with one passenger. For two-wheelers, pillion rider will not be allowed,” Kejriwal said.

What’s allowed, what’s not in Delhi

  • Autos, e-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws are allowed with only one passenger
  • Delhi metros would remain shut
  • Taxis, cabs are allowed with maximum two passengers
  • Driver needs to sanitise the area every time a passenger gets off
  • Car-pooling is not allowed
  • Essential services are allowed across borders
  • Social distancing has to be maintained religiously
  • Masks are must at public places; to be worn at all times
  • Buses can’t ferry more than 20 passengers
  • No pillion riders on two-wheelers
  • Markets will open on odd-even basis
  • Shops have to maintain social distancing
  • Industries will open but with staggered timings
  • Weddings with 50 people allowed, funeral with 20 people
  • Within containment zones only essential services allowed

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