Metro companies to renew from Sept 7, regular operations from Sept 12: Puri

New Delhi, September 2

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday stated Metro companies will resume in a graded method from September 7 throughout the nation and passengers must observe preventive measures in opposition to COVID-19 equivalent to sustaining social distancing and carrying face masks.

Addressing a web-based media briefing, the Union housing and concrete affairs minister stated all Metro traces will turn out to be operational by September 12.

He stated Metro stations in COVID-19 containment zones will, nevertheless, stay closed when companies resume from September 7.

According to the ministry, Metro trains won’t cease at stations the place passengers are discovered not sustaining social distancing.

Puri stated carrying face masks can be obligatory throughout journey on Metro trains and added that masks can be supplied to passengers on fee foundation at stations.

Metro companies had been suspended in late March when the federal government introduced a nationwide lockdown to test the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

In the nationwide capital, Metro companies have been suspended since March 22.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh stated the Yellow Line from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre can be operational from September 7 and companies on Airport Express Line will resume from September 12.

He stated within the first stage, Delhi Metro companies will function in two shifts — 7-11 am and 4-Eight pm.

In the second stage, trains can be out there from 7 am to 1 pm and from Four pm to 10 pm, he stated, including that standard operations will resume from September 12. — PTI

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