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In terms of novel coronavirus spread in India Delhi Metro rail services would remain closed till March 31 2020, DMRC disclosed. However, the metro services would be operated for necessary internal operational preservation activities in this duration and security of the system would continue to be taken care of by the CISF, DMRC stated in a statement.
Along with that Noida-Greater Noida metro city, bus services would also be suspended till 31 March with instant effect, reported by NMRC.
Earlier, on account of nation-wide ‘Janta Curfew‘ that was seen on Sunday from 7 am-9 pm after PM Narendra Modi’s appeal the Delhi Metro Rail had chosen to keep its services closed on 22nd of March.
“In the wake of ‘Janata Curfew’ to be seen this Sunday 22nd March, DMRC has decided to keep its services closed. This move is pointed at encouraging the public to stay inside the house and keep social distancing which is required in the battle against Covid-19,” The DMRC announced in a tweet. In a statement, DMRC also told, “Random thermal scanning of commuters would be carried out at all metro stations.”
On Sunday Further, the Cabinet Secretary reviewed Covid-19 status with Chief Secretaries of states and a slew of decisions were taken, that involved lockdown in other 75 districts across the country affected by a coronavirus. These districts have either reported confirmed cases or casualties relating to Covid-19. Only essential services would be allowed.
It also determined that all trains would be suspended till 31 March, not even metro rail and inter-state buses would operate till the end of the month. On Monday 23 March, Delhi metro rail had declared that it would operate only for 6 hours.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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