The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has referred to 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 underneath the Unlock4 pointers, an official mentioned.
There are 17 metro firms within the nation. Once the detailed SOPs are issued by the ministry, they’ll concern their particulars maintaining in thoughts native necessities, the official.
The SOPs already circulated with all metro firms can be mentioned on September 1 by means of video conferencing, the official mentioned.
“All managing directors have been asked to look into the SOP prepared by MOHUA earlier because of the current realities. All suggestions will be considered in the meeting and accordingly, SOP will be finalised,” the official added.
According to a different official, “The Union Housing and Urban Affairs ministry will reconsider its earlier prepared SOP given the current situation and issue fresh SOP soon.”
The Union Home Ministry issued the Unlock 4 pointers on Saturday underneath which metro trains can be allowed to renew companies from September 7 in a graded method.
Officials mentioned that sporting a masks and social distancing norms can be strictly adopted as soon as metro trains begin working.
Metro passengers can be inspired to observe anti-COVID-19 measures, they mentioned, including fines can be imposed on these violating the rules.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation 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.
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