Photos: Delhi Metro back on track after Covid-19 suspension

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) resumed its services in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on September 7, over five months after they were suspended as part of measures to ensure social distancing to check the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Services began at 7 am on the 49-km-long Yellow Line (HUDA City Centre and Samaypur Badli), the first corridor to be opened as the network comes back up in a graded manner as per the Centre’s guidelines easing the measures put in place in view of the pandemic. Full functionality is expected by September 12.

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A Yellow Line metro train leaves a station following resumption of operations by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in New Delhi on September 7. After being shut for 169 days due to Covid-19, the Delhi Metro on September 7 resumed services, opening limited corridors to passengers, while ensuring that social distancing norms were adhered to. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A Yellow Line metro train leaves a station following resumption of operations by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in New Delhi on September 7. After being shut for 169 days due to Covid-19, the Delhi Metro on September 7 resumed services, opening limited corridors to passengers, while ensuring that social distancing norms were adhered to. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A worker sanitizes commuters’ luggage while a CISF personnel ensures social distancing in maintained at the Chattarpur Metro Station in New Delhi on September 7. The Home Ministry, in its Unlock 4 guidelines, gave a nod to the return of metro services from September 7 in a graded manner. Services on the DMRC network were suspended in March due to Covid-19. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A worker sanitizes commuters’ luggage while a CISF personnel ensures social distancing in maintained at the Chattarpur Metro Station in New Delhi on September 7. The Home Ministry, in its Unlock 4 guidelines, gave a nod to the return of metro services from September 7 in a graded manner. Services on the DMRC network were suspended in March due to Covid-19. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A traveller is thermal screened before being allowed to proceed to the station platform at HUDA City Centre Metro Station on September 7. Various steps, such as strict adherence to wearing masks and using sanitizers, social distancing, using smart cards only and thermal screening have been put in place by the DMRC to ensure safe commutes. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A traveller is thermal screened before being allowed to proceed to the station platform at HUDA City Centre Metro Station on September 7. Various steps, such as strict adherence to wearing masks and using sanitizers, social distancing, using smart cards only and thermal screening have been put in place by the DMRC to ensure safe commutes. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A man operates that the automated turnstiles at Chattarpur Metro Station in New Delhi on September 7. Tokens and all cash transactions have been barred from the metro travel experience at the moment considering they lead to items changing hands frequently. Only Smart Cards recharged electronically are allowed for now. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A man operates that the automated turnstiles at Chattarpur Metro Station in New Delhi on September 7. Tokens and all cash transactions have been barred from the metro travel experience at the moment considering they lead to items changing hands frequently. Only Smart Cards recharged electronically are allowed for now. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Markings on the floor to help passengers find their metro lines at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi on September 7. Extra staff has been deployed at stations, especially big ones such as Rajiv Chowk, to ensure commuters follow all the norms for safe travel. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

Markings on the floor to help passengers find their metro lines at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi on September 7. Extra staff has been deployed at stations, especially big ones such as Rajiv Chowk, to ensure commuters follow all the norms for safe travel. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

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A view of Delhi metro in transit following DMRC services re-opening in a phased manner for public amid coronavirus outbreak, in Gurugram on Monday, September 07. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

A view of Delhi metro in transit following DMRC services re-opening in a phased manner for public amid coronavirus outbreak, in Gurugram on Monday, September 07. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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A train rolls into the platform at HUDA City Centre Metro Station on September 7. In phase 1 of the graded resumption, metro services will be available on the Yellow Line connecting Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre and Rapid Metro in Gurugram and the operating hours are 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm hours to 8 pm. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A train rolls into the platform at HUDA City Centre Metro Station on September 7. In phase 1 of the graded resumption, metro services will be available on the Yellow Line connecting Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre and Rapid Metro in Gurugram and the operating hours are 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm hours to 8 pm. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Commuters wearing masks sit in the allocated space in a metro coach in New Delhi on September 7. Stickers reading “Do not sit here” have been fixed on alternate seats to maintain social distancing inside the compartments. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Commuters wearing masks sit in the allocated space in a metro coach in New Delhi on September 7. Stickers reading “Do not sit here” have been fixed on alternate seats to maintain social distancing inside the compartments. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Services on the network will be fully functional by September 12 and commuters have been advised to only undertake essential travels and “talk less” while travelling. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Services on the network will be fully functional by September 12 and commuters have been advised to only undertake essential travels and “talk less” while travelling. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Metro workers sanitizing the HUDA City Centre Metro Station premises in Gurugram on September 7. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, took to Twitter, expressing his happiness over the resumption of the Metro, adding there should be no negligence in following precautions against Covid-19. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Metro workers sanitizing the HUDA City Centre Metro Station premises in Gurugram on September 7. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, took to Twitter, expressing his happiness over the resumption of the Metro, adding there should be no negligence in following precautions against Covid-19. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Passengers wearing protective masks travel on a Delhi Metro train in New Delhi on September 7. The return of the Delhi Metro, a public transport lifeline essential for the movement of the city’s workforce, comes as commercial activity opens up further with each phase of the Centre’s Unlock guidelines. (T. Narayan / Bloomberg)

Passengers wearing protective masks travel on a Delhi Metro train in New Delhi on September 7. The return of the Delhi Metro, a public transport lifeline essential for the movement of the city’s workforce, comes as commercial activity opens up further with each phase of the Centre’s Unlock guidelines. (T. Narayan / Bloomberg)

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