Delhi Metro downs passenger capacity, said travel only if absolutely essential

Keeping the COVID guidelines in mind Metro's permitted the capacity down to 200 per 8 coach train from 2400 normally. However it also mentioned that travel if it is absolutely essential.

Delhi Metro downs passenger capacity, said travel only if absolutely essential
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New Delhi: Keeping the COVID guidelines in mind Metro's permitted the capacity down to 200 per 8 coach train from 2400 normally. However it also mentioned that travel if it is absolutely essential.


An 8 coach Metro train can generally carry about 2400 passengers. 

This comprises of approximately 50 seating passengers and 250 standing passengers per coach. With present restrictions of 50% seating and no standing, each coach can now accommodate only about 25 passengers.

Therefore, an 8 coach train can now accommodate approximately 200 passengers only. This is less than 10 percent of a train's normal carrying capacity. 

Travellers also guided to keep extra time in commute by the Metro as entry has to be regulated to ensure compliance with the guidelines which is resulting in the queue's outside stations.