NOIDA (Metro Rail News): When PM announced to extend the lockdown till 3rd of May, subsequent directions have been issued through the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to all operational Metros in the country. As per these instructions, services of all trains of the Aqua Line & feeder buses under the Noida Metro Rail Co. (NMRC) are still suspended till May 3, 2020.
NMRC MD Ritu Maheshwari stated that despite the suspension of services, maintenance, regular cleaning, and upkeep of the trains is being taken out according to schedule.
Metro Stations and other systems associated with the smooth working of the Metro are being managed on a daily basis by a dedicated team of NMRC officers & staff, along with that, the feeder buses required in the distribution of basic food items to the needy from community kitchens being performed by the Noida Authority would remain to provide all the service, Ritu Maheshwari said.
This year in March all the passenger trains, inter-state and intra-state bus domestic and international flights, services were cancelled by orders of the central govt to prevent additional spread of the coronavirus.
The order was suitable for metro services and led to the Delhi & Noida metro rail co. halting services until further notice. DMRC & NMRC both have not issued clarity on when services would resume.