Commuter woes continue as DMRC keeps the shutters on the Delhi Metro Services

Mobility in the National Capital Region (NCR) continues to largely based on road transport, as other forms of public transport continue to remain suspended


Keeping up with earnestness and acuteness of the prevailing situation in the country, especially in the National Capital, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the governing body responsible for the functioning of the Delhi Metro Rail Services, has, in an official statement, promulgated via Twitter, has continued to stall the services, as the risk of transmission of the infection, especially with regards to the rising cases in the region is relatively high.

This decision to keeping the shutters on the rolling stocks come to light, as the fear of community transmission of the virus, is burgeoning among authorities, although the authorities are yet to categorically acknowledge the same

The crucial services of Delhi Metro for commuters on March 22 when the ‘Janata Curfew’ was observed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, the government announced the nationwide lockdown which came into effect from March 25.

Delhi Metro, due to its greater reach to different places within NCR has a huge impact, and plays a pivotal role in transportation, throughout the metropolitan region.

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