Resume Metro Services with Social Distancing: Mamata asks centre

The chief minister said that the centre should take a final call on the matter.

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Kolkata ( Metro Rail News ) – West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here said on Wednesday that she wants metro services to resume with social distancing norms. The Mamata Banerjee-led administration in West Bengal has no issues if local trains and metro rail services are resumed in the state and have even allowed resumption of flight services from six cities to Kolkata that had been suspended since July 6.

The chief minister also announced that there would be complete state-wide lockdown on September 7, 11 and 12. The state government, which was earlier planning to reopen schools on September 5 if the Covid-19 situation improved, said that schools and colleges would remain closed till September 20.

“Flight services from six cities were suspended. From September 1, flight services to Kolkata from the six cities may resume and can operate on three days. We cannot allow complete resumption of flight services as of now,” Banerjee said after a cabinet meeting.

The chief minister said that the centre should take a final call on the matter. Before Mamata Banerjee, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too had asked the centre to resume metro services for the convenient travel of the working population.

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