Monday, May 27, 2024

Delhi Metro to resume from Sep 7; Fine for norms violators

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, on Wednesday, approved Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the government’s proposal to resume metro services from September 7.

Delhi Metro will finally begin its services after five months of lockdown as LG, in Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting, accepted the suggestion from authorities for resuming the metro.

Besides Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, transport minister Kailash Gehlot, and health minister Satyendra Jain were also part of the DDMA meeting.

Last week, CM Kejriwal had asked the government to relax the lockdown rules and allow metro services to start again. 

In Unlock 4 guidelines, the Centre had finally given permissions to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to resume their services from September 7 in a calibrated manner.

Delhi transport minister Kailash Gehlot, while talking to media, has mentioned that DMRC will take all the necessary precautions and there will be certain new protocols once Delhi Metro begins its operations.

 He added that guidelines will be issued soon. However, masks will be mandatory and there will be no token distribution.

The Union Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) ministry will soon release the detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the proper functioning of the metro.

The Officials said that fined will be imposed on the passengers violating the guidelines. Also, social distancing norms need to be strictly followed, the official added further.

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