Unlock 4: Big relief for commuters as Centre allows Metro operations from Sept 7 in graded manner
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a big relief for commuters, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Saturday that Metro rail services can resume across the country from September 7 in a graded manner as part of the unlock 4.0 guidelines.
Shortly after the announcement, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announced it will resume its operation from September 7 itself in a “calibrated manner”. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also said he was “glad” that the services have been permitted to resume.
“As per the latest guidelines, Delhi Metro will be resuming its services for public from 7 September 2020 onwards in a calibrated manner. Details on the Metro functioning & its usage will be shared once the detailed SOP on Metros is issued by MoHUA. #MetroBackOnTrack," DMRC tweeted.”
As per the latest guidelines, Delhi Metro will be resuming its services for public from 7 September 2020 onwards in a calibrated manner. Details on the Metro functioning & its usage will be shared once the detailed SOP on Metros is issued by MoHUA. #MetroBackOnTrack pic.twitter.com/jBFXcdDLhP— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) August 29, 2020
Metro services have remained close ever since the Prime Minister announced nationwide lockdown in March to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Under the new unlock 4.0 guidelines, the government has announced the resumption of several activities religious, cultural, political congregations in the country. However, the MHA in its guidelines has cleared that schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed till September 30.
Strict lockdown will be implemented in high-risk containment zones, the Unlock 4.0 guidelines said, adding that National Directives for COVID-19 management shall continue to be followed throughout the country while ensuring social distancing.
The events linked to social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious and political activities will be allowed from September 21 with a cap of not more than 100 attendees, the Centre announced in its Unlock 4.0 guidelines on Saturday.
Posted By: Lakshay Raja