NEW DELHI: After 171 days of lockdown, the Delhi Metro resumed services on Monday this week. From September 7, graded metro services began on the yellow line and on September 11, the metro resumed full service - with precautionary measures and timings in place.

“It will be better if service hours are extended," a commuter said. Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours. Stage 2 kicked in on Friday last week with extended service hours, and stage three came into effect this week, with Metro services going back to pre-COVID-19 time schedule of 6 AM to 11 PM.

Another traveler added, "It's a good decision to resume Metro services; COVID-19 norms are being followed so it feels safe to travel.

Shahid Rahman, a worker with the Delhi Metro, said “We have been asked to sanitize all the elevators that come under Delhi Metro stations; I sanitized 17 stations in a day. There are 285 stations in total.”

Coronavirus awareness stickers are put up in all stations across Delhi Metro.

Blue line metro leaving the station.

A person wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks through the station corridors.

Social distance guidelines are implemented in the metro stations and trains.

Shahid Rahman waiting for the metro in a PPE and sanitizer equipment.

A commuter in a mask on the platform.

Crossing the Yamuna river, with only a few passengers on board.

An empty seat with a covid-19 precautionary sticker to ensure social distancing.

A lone commuter on an empty metro ride.

Peak hour on the Delhi Metro.