New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Metro is likely to resume services soon as lockdown relaxations are gradually being eased, said a report published in Business Today. In a tweet, the Delhi Metro said that it is deploying special staff to clean areas of passenger movements and associated equipment. The housekeeping team will clean escalators, lifts and AFC gates.

"Specially trained housekeeping staff are deployed in stations to clean passenger movement areas and associated equipment such as AFC gates, lifts and escalators to begin safe operations," Delhi Metro wrote on the micro-blogging website.

The third phase of coronavirus lockdown set to end on March 17.

The tweet by the Delhi metro comes on the day when India Railway resumed its passenger service.

While the inter-state movement of passengers is opening up slowly, public transport is yet to be resumed.

Once it gets opened, it is likely that the government would issue orders to passengers to wear protective gear like masks and download Aarogya Setu app.

Meanwhile, the DMRC has restarted construction work on its phase IV, airport express line (AEL), and Grey Line that will connect Dwarka to Najafgarh, said a report published in The Times of India.

As per ministry guidelines in-site construction was permitted by the government after April 20, said an official from DMRC told business today. The official added that nearly 3,500 workers are available across five-six different sites in the city.

The Delhi Metro is following all the necessary guidelines issued by the government like wearing masks, thermal scanners, using hand sanitisers, and social distancing. The sites have put up banners displaying the preventive measures.

As per the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, Delhi has so far recorded 7,233 cases of COVID-19, while death toll stands at 73. A total of 2,129 patients have been cured. 

(with agency inputs)

Posted By: James Kuanal