Unlock 4: The officials asserted that in the coming days the guidelines for the phase of unlock 4 will be announced. The resumption of the metro services in the Delhi NCR will be a part of this unlock phase.
Since 22nd March 2020, the metro services in Delhi NCR was suspended due to the Coronavirus epidemic. It is expected that sometime in September ( maybe 4th September) the metro services will resume but in a limited manner.
On 24th August 2020 (Monday), an official from the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the metro services will resume but only 50 % capacity of passengers with following social distancing and other hygiene norms like sanitizing regularly is mandatory. The passengers will be only allowed to sit on alternate seats. Posters will be stuck to operate this.
According to the officials, this will be a part of the unlock 4 guidelines which will be out soon.
Officials from the state government announced that the government is still not in favor of the reopening of schools and colleges in Delhi. The resumption of educational institutions is still restricted.
The officials also asserted that the government is not in favor of the reopening of multiplexes because of a closet environment and other things like swimming pools.
Social, cultural, entertainment, sports, academic, political, religious functions, family get together, and other large gatherings are still banned.
Theatre, cinema halls, assembly halls, entertainment parks, bars, auditorium, and other places like then seems to remain shut in the next phase of unlock.
What does the DMRC MD say?
“ The hard facts are that DMRC MD Mangu Singh and metro have been ready to operate the services for about two months now. I periodically talk to him” said Hardeep Puri, Union Minister at the Idea Exchange Programme of the Indian Express on the resumption of DMRC services, on Monday.