The Delhi Metro service in Delhi is currently closed due to the transition of Covid-19. Government is planning to restart it soon. After the resumption of Delhi Metro service, passengers can witness a lot of change. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is planning to completely eliminate the token system. If this happens, passengers will be able to travel by metro only by using a smart card. It can be recharged digitally. Apart from this, the parking and feeder service will not start anytime soon.
According to the media report, the metro services in Delhi can be started in September after the Home Ministry issues the guidelines. However, the plan to start these services in a limited way is being worked out. In view of the spreading of coronavirus infection, metro services have been closed in Delhi since 22 March. There is a demand to restart this service. DMRC has also almost completed the preparations for starting metro services.
According to a plan prepared according to the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, parking facilities at stations and feeder bus services connecting the stations with the surrounding areas will not be available at present. According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by DMRC, all transactions for card recharge etc. will be done through cashless mode. Tokens will not have to be taken for the journey. Only smart card and QR code will be allowed. Also, a ticket vending machine will also be installed.