Officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) said they had taken several measures to ramp up safety. When trains halt at each station, they usually wait for 20 seconds but now it has been increased to 50 seconds.
Metro trains will have several services in a graded manner and metros having more than one line that should open different lines starting from September 7 onwards. So that all corridors become operational by September 12, according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued on Wednesday.
“Daily hours of operations may be staggered initially, which needs to be increased gradually with the resumption of full revenue service by September 12, 2020. Frequency of trains to be regulated to avoid passenger crowding at stations.”
The government of Maharashtra has decided not to resume operation of the metro-rail during September, 2020.
Based on the guidelines issued by the Centre the metro corporations of Delhi, Noida, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore, Mumbai Line-1, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Maha Metro (Nagpur), Kolkata, Gujarat, and UP Metro (Lucknow) have prepared their SOP, the ministry said.