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Urban Affairs Ministry To Issue SOPs For Functioning Of Metro Rail

New Delhi: The Union Housing and City Affairs (HUA) ministry is more likely to concern detailed commonplace working procedures (SOPs) on Wednesday for the functioning of metro trains allowed underneath the ‘Unlock 4’ tips, an official stated.

Ministry secretary Durga Shanker Mishra held a gathering with all managing administrators of metro rail firms on Tuesday to finalise the SOPs.

Metro trains might be allowed to function in a graded method.

“We heard suggestions of metro managing directors, which will be considered. A draft of SOPs has been prepared and it will be discussed with the Union home ministry on Wednesday. In consultation with the home ministry, the SOPs will be finalised,” the official stated.

Officers stated 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 comply with anti-COVID-19 measures, they stated, including fines might be imposed on these violating the rules.

There are 17 metro firms within the nation. As soon as the detailed SOPs are issued by the HUA ministry, they will concern their particulars protecting in thoughts native necessities, the official.

The Union dwelling ministry had issued the Unlock four tips on Saturday underneath which metro trains could be allowed to renew providers from September 7.

Final week, the Delhi Metro Rail Company had stated it might resume providers for the general public from September 7 in a calibrated method.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had stated he was “glad” that the metro would resume operations in a phased method.
(PTI)

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