Delhi Metro services: DMRC hints at restarting ops

Officials added that during the lockdown, metro train services were restricted for people, however DMRC made no compromise with the maintenance of trains. Delhi Metro has made 3500 rounds during the lockdown to keep up the working conditions of trains.

Written by May 12, 2020 10:06

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation hinted on resuming its services after Indian Railways.

DMRC said that specially trained housekeeping staffs are deployed in stations to clean passenger movement areas and associated equipment such as AFC gates, lifts and escalators to begin safe operations in a Tweet.

The DMRC had shut down the services on 22 March, two days before the nationwide lockdown came into effect.

Earlier, an official from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation stated that DMRC is fully prepared with all precautions to restart the train services post lockdown. As soon as the government releases the order to restart transport, metro trains will start running for common people.

Speaking of the preparations, the official further stated that DMRC staff is ready whenever the Delhi Metro operation will start. There will be no problems in starting metro operations.

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Despite the long continued lockdown, trains were being operated in between. The preparation of DMRC can be gauged from the fact that 264 stations and 14 depots of Delhi Metro have been prepared in such a way that trains can be started as soon as the approval is given.

Officials added that during the lockdown, metro train services were restricted for people, however DMRC made no compromise with the maintenance of trains. Delhi Metro has made 3500 rounds during the lockdown to keep up the working conditions of trains.

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While there is no information on when the transport operations will resume, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meanwhile urged citizens to ensure that they follow necessary preventive measures which include three things – wearing a mask, ensuring social distancing and washing/sanitizing hands.