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.
Public Service Announcement
In light of the guidelines issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) June 30, 2020
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.
In the wake of ‘Janta Curfew’ to be observed this Sunday i.e, on 22nd March 2020, DMRC has decided to keep its services closed. The move is aimed at encouraging public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, which is essential in the fight against Covid-19. #JantaCurfew
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) March 20, 2020
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.