Lockdown 5.0: Delhi Metro services to remain suspended after MHA issues guidelines for Unlock 1.0
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday said that the metro train services in the national capital will remain suspended till further notice. The order came after the Home Ministry said that the decision to restart metro trains will be taken after assessing the situation.
"In light of the guidelines issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice," the DMRC said in a statement.
The fresh guidelines by the MHA relaxing the nationwide lockdown, termed as Unlock 1, have allowed reopening of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and places of religious worship from June 8.
The decision to restart international air travel, metro trains, cinema halls, gyms, political gatherings will be done after assessing the situation, it said.
Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions will be opened after consultations with states and Union Territories, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guildelines said.
A Times of India report had earlier said that Delhi Metro was all set to resume services and was waiting for approval from the Centre.
The premises of all stations are being sanitised and signboards are being put up on platforms, customer care areas and entry/exit points to ensure social distancing.
As per the Standard Operating Procedures (SPOs) prepared by Delhi Metro, it will be compulsory for passengers to wear face masks, undergo thermal screening and have the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones. Only those having smart cards will be allowed to travel and every seat will be kept vacant.
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta