DMRC Conducting an Online Survey to Avoid Overcrowding In Metro Trains
By: Ashwathy Nair
• The survey will cover basic aspects of metro travel like timings, line utilization, flexibility etc.
• DMRC network has witnessed 100% occupancy during morning and evening peak hours.
• Link for this online survey will be available till 27th October on DMRC’s social media pages.
An online survey is going to be conducted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in order to examine the travel pattern of the commuters who are using the fast transportation system.
The survey is being conducted by DMRC to avoid the overcrowding in the metro trains amid the COVID-19 scenario and is also looking for the possibility of commuters planning their travel. “With the help of this survey being conducted, the aim is focused on the collection of information from the Metro commuters on their possibility/ability to schedule their travel in off-peak hours that would help to avoid the crowd during the peak hours of morning and evening”.
The survey is specially designed to cover the basic aspects of metro travel, like the timings of travel, line utilization, the flexibility of planning the travel at the non-peak hours, and details of the commuters whether they have an option to work from home.
The inputs that will be provided in this survey would help the Delhi Metro to understand the requirements of commuters in a better way and it will further help in the improvement of the service.
To get the details of the survey, the link will be available on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s social media page till 27th October.
After the Delhi Metro had fully restarted its services on 12th September, with the new rules and social distancing to be followed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a limited occupancy on the metro.
“Although, it has been observed that 100 per cent of occupancy have been witnessed in certain sections of the DMRC network during the peak hours of morning and evening. In order to this, the commuters are being requested to ‘break the peak’ by scheduling their travel timings to commute during non-peak hours for their safety and convenience amidst the Coronavirus pandemic”.