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Delhi Metro, Buses To Run With Full Capacity From Monday, Cinema Halls Can Allow 50% Seating

The Covid pandemic situation in Delhi seems to have been improving over the past few weeks, allowing the government to reopen the city in a phased manner.

Delhi Metro, Buses To Run With Full Capacity From Monday, Cinema Halls Can Allow 50% Seating
The latest unlock guidelines by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said the Delhi Metro, the city's lifeline, will be allowed to operate with 100 per cent seating capacity from Monday but no standing passenger will be allowed. | Representational Image
Delhi Metro, Buses To Run With Full Capacity From Monday, Cinema Halls Can Allow 50% Seating
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2021-07-24T19:50:27+05:30

The Delhi Metro and public buses in the national capital can run at their full seating capacity from Monday onwards while cinema halls will be allowed to open with 50 per cent occupancy.

The restrictions for metro, buses and cinema halls have been relaxed by the DDMA in a latest unlock guidelines issued on Saturday.

The Covid pandemic situation in Delhi seems to have been improving over the past few weeks, allowing the government to reopen the city in a phased manner. The city had witnessed an unprecedented surge of cases and deaths during the second wave of coronavirus in April and May.

The latest unlock guidelines by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said the Delhi Metro, the city's lifeline, will be allowed to operate with 100 per cent seating capacity from Monday but no standing passenger will be allowed. 

Cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes will be allowed to open with 50 percent seating capacity from July 26, while business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions will also be allowed, but only with business visitors, the guidelines said. 

The order also directed that number of people allowed at marriage functions and last rites will be raised to 100 from Monday. 

Spas can also open from July 26 but their all employees have to be fully vaccinated or undergo RT-PCR test fortnightly, the DDMA said. 

 Delhi faced a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a large number of lives daily. The rapid rise in the number of cases led to a shortage of medical oxygen at various city hospitals. 

On April 20, the city had reported a record 28,395 cases. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far. 

At 448, the highest number of deaths was reported on May 3.

 (PTI inputs)

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