HUA Ministry calls assembly with metro firms on September 1 to finalise SOPs

New Delhi, August 29

The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has known as a gathering with all managing administrators of metro rail firms on September 1 to finalise the usual working procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of metro trains allowed underneath the ‘Unlock 4’ tips, an official stated.

There are 17 metro firms within the nation. Once the detailed SOPs are issued by the ministry, they will difficulty their particulars conserving in thoughts native necessities, the official.

The SOPs already circulated with all metro firms will likely be mentioned on September 1 by way of video conferencing, the official stated.

“All managing directors have been asked to look into the SOP prepared by MOHUA earlier because of the current realities. All suggestions will be considered in the meeting and accordingly, SOP will be finalised,” the official added.

According to a different official, “The Union Housing and Urban Affairs ministry will reconsider its earlier prepared SOP given the current situation and issue fresh SOP soon”.       

The Union Home Ministry issued the Unlock four tips on Saturday underneath which metro trains will likely be allowed to renew companies from September 7 in a graded method.

Officials stated that carrying a masks and social distancing norms will likely be strictly adopted as soon as metro trains begin working.

Metro passengers will likely be inspired to comply with anti-COVID-19 measures, they stated, including fines will likely be imposed on these violating the rules.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation stated it should resume companies for the general public from September 7 in a calibrated method.

Taking to Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated he was “glad” that the metro will resume operations in a phased method. PTI


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