NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Since the lockdown extension has been announced with so many new rules and eases. Meanwhile, The Metro Rail services still continue to be suspended until the next announcement.
Today the govt extended the lockdown for the 3rd times till 31 May to restrain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, according to the revised guidelines by the Home Minister.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on their Twitter said that in light of the lockdown extension issued by the govt, Metro services will remain closed for commuters till 31st May, Public Service Announcement.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had announced that metro services will not be started during the lockdown while existing regulations will apply to the Railways.
Last week, DMRC had said that it has started preparations for the resumption of train services and protocol for social distancing is being worked upon although the date of opening is not been finalised.
It said that it is working out the detailed cleaning and maintenance procedures before the service is resumed.
“The date of the opening of the Delhi Metro has still not been finalised and will be notified to the public in due course. All systems of the metro including the signalling, electrical, rolling stock, tracks etc will have to be tested in detail before services are ultimately started to ensure full safety for our commuters,” DMRC Executive Director Anuj Dayal had said in a statement.
Coldwater high-pressure jet, battery-operated walk-behind automatic scrubber dryer, automated vacuum cleaner, steam cleaner, automatic escalator cleaners are being used extensively for cleaning purpose, the corporation had said.