The Union Housing and City Affairs Ministry has known as a gathering with all managing administrators of metro rail firms on September 1 to finalise the usual working procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of metro trains allowed below the ‘Unlock 4’ tips, an official mentioned.
There are 17 metro firms within the nation. As soon as the detailed SOPs are issued by the ministry, they’ll difficulty their particulars maintaining in thoughts native necessities, the official.
The SOPs already circulated with all metro firms might be mentioned on September 1 by video conferencing, the official mentioned.
“All managing administrators have been requested to look into the SOP ready by MOHUA earlier due to the present realities. All ideas might be thought-about within the assembly and accordingly, SOP might be finalised,” the official added.
In accordance with one other official, “The Union Housing and City Affairs ministry will rethink its earlier ready SOP given the present state of affairs and difficulty contemporary SOP quickly.” The Union Residence Ministry issued the Unlock 4 tips on Saturday below which metro trains might be allowed to renew companies from September 7 in a graded method.
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Officers mentioned that sporting a masks and social distancing norms might be strictly adopted as soon as metro trains begin working.
Metro passengers might be inspired to observe anti-Covid-19 measures, they mentioned, including fines might be imposed on these violating the rules.
In the meantime, the Delhi Metro Rail Company mentioned it should resume companies for the general public from September 7 in a calibrated method.
Taking to Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned he was “glad” that the metro will resume operations in a phased method.