Commuters found traveling without face masks in the Noida-Greater Noida metro rail system should pay a fine of ₹500 and those found spitting should fine up to ₹100. The administrations of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro, otherwise called the Aqua Line, are set to continue from Monday following a gap of five months with a few anti-COVID safety measures like commuters keeping up social distancing and having face cover in place, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said on Saturday.
“Travelers found spitting inside metro stations, trains or some other metro premises should pay a fine of ₹100 for the first time and ₹500 for any subsequent occurrence. Travelers found going without masks in the metro trains, stations or some other metro premises should pay a fine of ₹500,” the NMRC said in an announcement.
“These penalties will be imposed strictly by the NMRC staff so commuters follow the rules and help the NMRC in preventing the spread of the COVID,” it included. NMRC’s senior authorities on Saturday held a detailed inspection of the total Aqua Line to check the “health” of the metro system and to avoid any last-minute glitches in its operation.
The inspection was conveyed under the direction of NMRC Chief Operating Officer Ravindra Saxena and different officials of the Operations, Electrical, and Rolling Stock group, it expressed. “All the systems were thoroughly checked by authorities. All the authorities went in a rail motor trolley to check the tracks and signaling from the Depot station in Greater Noida to Sector 51 Station in Noida,” the NMRC said.
“They halted at different stations in transit and reviewed every single viewpoint identified with the functioning of the Metro trains and all its related systems,” it included. The investigation was also done to check the readiness of the NMRC for starting metro services after the lockdown of almost five months and to fill lapses, assuming any, and to check the angles identified with the usage of the rules received by NMRC to prevent the spread of the COVID.