26 May 2020, 10:13 am By Neha Sinha
Delhi Metro Services may resume from Monday, selected stations with social distancing in proposal

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRCL) is all set to resume Metro Rail Services in Delhi NCR as soon Central Government gives clearance. Delhi Metro may resume its train services on certain routes with some restrictions in the fourth phase of lockdown said sources. According to DMRC Executive Director Anuj Dayal, to resume metro services is now in the hand of the Government. If Govt gives clearance Metro services may start in the next phase of lockdown beginning from Monday. DMRC is ready to maintain social distancing norms and other guidelines, laid down by MHA. On Tuesday, all 14,000 staff of the DMRC have been asked to attend duty, a report has claimed. According to the latest reports that DMRC may get a nod before May 31, it is unlikely that the services will begin before May 31 as only five days are left for lockdown 4.0 to come to an end. However, speculations are rife that the services may start from May 27 as all employees have been asked to report to work today.

The Delhi Metro rail services in Delhi are halted from the very first day of lockdown in March and a huge deficit of multiple crores, DMRC has faced due to lockdown. Delhi Government is continuously in touch with Central Government to ease more restrictions in non-contained zones.

Delhi Metro Services may resume from Monday

DMRC may resume its train services on certain routes with some restrictions in the fourth phase of lockdown, News Agency ANI interviewed Executive Director, DMRC. The decision to resume Metro rail services in Delhi NCR will be taken by the Government after which the detailed protocol to be followed by passengers for traveling in the Metro will be shared with the media and public, said Anuj Dayal Executive Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Along with the Delhi Metro services Delhi Transport Department (DTC) is also ramping up to resume bus services shortly after the Govt approval in the national capital. 

Although the number of Covid19 cases in Delhi have not received satisfactory results in last 10 days but to revive to economical activities in Capital has now become necessary as deficit has recorded all time lowest during several phases of lockdown. The third phase of nationwide lockdown is ending on May 17 and Govt has hinted to extend it further but in new shape, as PM Modi announced in his address on May 12.

Metro Services may resume from Monday, selected stations with social distancing

Indian Railways has also started running its wheels for stranded migrants from the first week of May. Several states including Kerala, West Bengal, and Karnataka have permitted local bus services in non-contained and non-red zone areas. Similarly, the Delhi Government has approached the Centre for bringing new relief for transport and other economic activities. Based on sources Delhi Metro has prepared for resuming it services, initially at some selected Metro stations following social distancing and other necessary norms laid down by MHA.

Delhi High Court, on the other hand, has allowed essential movement across Haryana Border on Thursday, revoking Haryana Government's order to seal borders attached to Delhi.

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