Qatar’s bus and metro services to resume at 30% capacity

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Qatar’s bus and metro services to resume at 30% capacity

Qatar’s bus and metro services to resume at 30% capacity

Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication (MOTC) announced that public transit (buses and metro) services will resume at 30 percent capacity as of Tuesday, September 1 as Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 curbs on public transit systems begin.

The MOTC published various guidelines to be followed by the buses and metro services as part of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.

As Qatar continues its previous decisions and measures to ensure the wellbeing and safety of its citizens and residents to stop the spread of COVID-19, the MOTC has decided to:

  • Resuming public transit (buses and metro) services at 30 per cent capacity starting Sept 1 according to previous working hours for public transit while abiding by MoPH instructions.
  • Testing all workers of 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 App 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 on public transit system
  • Surfaces are continuously sterilized
  • Social distancing posters, footmarks and signs are place on walls, floors and seats
  • Hand sanitizer stations are installed