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DMRC fined 2,214 passengers in 9 days for not wearing masks.

According to DMRC data, from September 11, when the rail company imposed fines for mask violations, to September 20, at least 2,214 travelers were fined for not wearing masks.

Two weeks after resuming service, after a five and a half month hiatus, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) fined more than 2,000 people for not wearing masks on the station premises and on trains.

According to DMRC data, from September 11, when the rail company imposed fines for mask violations, to September 20, at least 2,214 travelers were fined for not wearing masks.

That being said, DMRC teams have recommended more than 5,000 people, but without penalties, to ensure the new travel guidelines are followed.

Four days after the gradual resumption of service, the DMRC had formed a special flight command for each of its nine operational lanes to ensure that passengers wear masks on the subway system and comply with regulations at all times and social distancing.

These teams enter and leave trains and stations on their assigned lines. If a passenger breaks the rules, it is recommended. If a traveler still refuses to line up and wear a mask, they will be fined under Section 59 of the Delhi Metro Operations and Maintenance Act.

In this section infractions can be fined R200 for causing public harassment.

Records show that the highest number of fines was imposed on the yellow line (Samaypur Badli-Huda center), where 724 travelers were fined for not wearing or not wearing masks in stations and on trains.

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