In view of the prevailing air pollution in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) today allowed standing passengers in metro trains and buses to augment the carrying capacity of the public transport systems to let more people use them instead of private vehicles.
In a notification on Friday, the DDMA said that 30 standing passengers will be allowed in each metro train coach. In Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Cluster buses, the maximum number of passengers allowed to travel in standing position will be 50% of the seating capacity.
Till now, metro trains and buses in the national capital were allowed to run with 100% seating capacity only to reduce crowding to check the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The case positivity rate stood at 0.06 per cent on Saturday, according to the latest health bulletin.