Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail’s trains are operating on the Miyapur- LB Nagar route since 7 am on Monday, after being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic since March 22.
Services are being operated with strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines and passengers are boarding the trains sporting masks.
Today being the first day of commercial operations, there was no heavy rush of passengers.
The Metro operations will return to full scale in a graded manner, with services to commence on the Nagole to Raidurg corridor on Tuesday while services on all three routes will resume from September 9 onwards.
Monday’s services are being operated from 7 am to noon and 4 pm to 9 pm.
Smart Card and Mobile QR tickets with cashless/online transactions were encouraged for the safety of passengers.
In order to ensure social distancing, suitable markings at stations and inside trains were done for passengers to stand, officials said.
Only asymptomatic persons are being allowed to travel, that too after thermal screening at entry into the stations.
The frequency of trains is around five minutes and five stations in containment zones will remain closed.