The Maharashtra on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to gradually reopen from the Coronavirus lockdown under its ‘Mission Begin Again’.
Significantly, the guidelines allow the graded resumption of Mumbai Metro rail service from October15. However the Mumbai Metro One said that it will start operations from October 19 and the service will operate from 8.30am to 8.30pm.
Mumbai Metro One spokesperson said that “We are restarting Metro operations from October 19 in a graded manner with all Covid related precautions to ensure safe travel for our commuters. We urge Mumbaikars to support by fulfilling all guidelines and precautions,”
According to the guidelines, Metro trains will be allowed to operate with effect from October 15 in a graded manner. The standard operating procedure (SOP) for the same will be issued by the Urban Development Department (UDD) which will take into consideration the SOP issued by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for the same.
The State’s that the passengers should follow all the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing and sanitation and also mentioned that the health check-up and stamping of the passengers at the railway stations arriving by trains in the state will be stopped.
-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News