Delhi Metro Guide: A ‘yellow alert’ has been issued in Delhi in the wake of the growing corona case. Under it, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday ordered immediate closure of schools, colleges, cinema halls and gyms. Also, many restrictions have been imposed on shops and public transport. The Delhi Metro will operate with 50 per cent of its seating capacity, while auto rickshaws and cabs can accommodate two passengers. Buses will also run with 50 per cent seating capacity.
Following the decision, the Delhi Metro said it would allow travel on trains with 50% seating capacity, subject to the Covid-19 guidelines. No passengers will be allowed to stand. Access to metro stations will be restricted by limiting the number of gates to ensure compliance with the guidelines.
The ‘Yellow’ precautionary stipulation states that shops and establishments and malls of non-essential goods and services will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on the basis of odd-even formula. The order issued by DDMA also said that the night curfew effective from Monday night has been extended by one hour. It will start at 10 pm now. The night curfew will last from 10pm to 5am until further notice.
Weddings and funerals will be allowed for 20 people, and all other social, political, cultural, religious gatherings and celebrations will be banned.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after a high-level review meeting of the epidemic situation in the national capital earlier in the day that the decision to issue a yellow alert was taken in view of the rapid rise in the number of infections. The DDMA order states that in accordance with the yellow alert, all restrictions will take effect immediately.
According to the GRAP approved by DDMA, if the infection rate is more than 0.5 percent for two consecutive days, a yellow warning is issued.
On Monday, 331 new infections were reported in Delhi, the highest number in a single day since June 9. On Monday, one person died from the infection and the infection rate was 0.68 percent, compared to 0.55 percent on Sunday.
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