Delhi Metro may resume on a phase-wise manner: Kejriwal

We have requested Centre to allow re-opening of Delhi Metro in a phased manner, on a trial basis, as Covid-19 situation in Delhi is under control now. I hope the Centre will take a decision soon.

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New Delhi ( Metro Rail News ) – As the Covid-19 situations are not very well in the national capital, the city state’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal here said that he had requested the Centre to allow Metro Services on a planned manner.

In a press briefing, Kejriwal said, “We have requested Centre to allow re-opening of  Delhi Metro in a phased manner, on a trial basis, as Covid-19 situation in Delhi is under control now. I hope the Centre will take a decision soon.”

He also highlighted the efforts of the residents in bringing the Covid-19 situation in the national capital under control. “The way Delhi has been dealing with COVID-19 situation is being discussed in the country as well as across the world,” he further said.

The chief minister said, “We imposed lockdown in Delhi only once, and then gradually resumed work across fields from June 1 onwards. Probably, Delhi is the only city where lockdown hasn’t been imposed again, as we understand work and COVID management can go hand-in-hand”.

Meanwhile, the DMRC MD Mangu Singh recently visited the Rajeev Chowk metro station which the DMRC said was a routine inspection. The inspection is being seen as preparations for the resumption of metro train services with few changes.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC ) has meanwhile suffered a loss of nearly ₹1,300 crores as per different sources since metro services were suspended in March this year.

The Delhi Metro services have been closed since 22 March when the ‘Janta Curfew‘ was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequently the nationwide lockdown.

As most of the economic activities have been opened up, the speculations are on for resumption of metro services in the national capital by the start of September.

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