Public transit services to resume at 30 percent capacity from September 1: MoTC

Public transit services to resume at 30 percent capacity from September 1: MoTC

By QLNews

As Qatar moves toward the implementation of the first part of Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has announced the resumption of the public transit system (buses and metro) at 30 percent capacity from Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

In continuation of Qatar’s previous decisions and measures to ensure the wellbeing and safety of citizens and residents to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry has decided on the following:

- Resuming public transit (buses and metro) system services at 30 percent capacity according to previous working hours for public transit, in line with The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) guidelines.

- Testing all workers of the public transit system and stations for COVID-19

- Providing supervisors to ensure all precautionary measures are being followed

- Encouraging customers to pre-book ride tickets online

- Allowing entry only for those with ‘green’ status on Ehteraz and those who wear facemasks

- Banning smoking at entrances of public transit and following instructions on guidance posters.

- Banning eating and drinking inside stations and public transit system

Earlier, Doha Metro announced that it has implemented a series of measures to ensure the safety of everyone as it prepares to get back on track in Phase 4.

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