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New Unlock 4 guidelines out, Lucknow Metro to resume operations from September 7

Here is how the Metro authorities are prepping for a safe travel for all Lucknowites!

With the imposition of nationwide Unlock 4, the Lucknow Metro is all set to restart services from September 7 in a graded and gradual manner. While these Special Purpose Vehicles would be thoroughly sanitised every night, here are all the other precautions that the UPMRCL is taking to ensure a safe and smooth trip for all passengers after this long period of shut down.

Back on the Tracks

Lucknow Metro is all set to return to the tracks after 6 months of suspended services due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the administrative authorities of the Lucknow Metro have worked relentlessly since the first phase of Unlock to make the Metro carriages, stations, tokens and transit to accommodate the norms of social distancing and sanitisation.

For this purpose, all metro stations, and carriages have been marked by yellow stickers that help passengers practice social distancing with ease. The lift capacity has been limited to 2, which also has these stickers, ensuring enough distance in the closed compartment. Special seating arrangement pattern inside carriages have further detailed over for the safety of the passengers.

All areas of high contact zones at the stations and in the metro cars will be sanitised regularly. The Metro Rail Service is also trying to establish a contactless travel with GoSmart Cards to further smoothen the travel experience.

Apart from this, the authorities have notified that each train will undergo deep cleaning and sanitation at night and special sanitation process will take place at regular intervals during the day. To avoid delays and reduce wait time due to this, the authorities have planned to set all vehicle units in motion together.

UV Sanitised Token

Lucknow Metro is the first Indian Metro Rail System to sanitise all ticket token using a UV sanitisation box which has the capacity of disinfecting 2000 tokens by eradicating germs using UVGI method. This technology is used in the sterilisation of equipment in medical operations and experiments and has been adopted as a novel in-house solution by the UPMRCL to ensure safety and sanitation of the people using the public transport system.

Once the SOP is approved by the state government, Lucknowites will be able to travel in the metro trains, without worrying about the hygiene and safety standards.

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