Hours after CM Arvind Kejriwal recommended running of metro trains on trail basis, the DMRC said that it is all set to resume the metro services and was just awaiting for government nod.
“The DMRC shall be prepared to commence operations whenever directed by the government. All necessary guidelines in place to combat the spread of the Covid 19 virus shall be implemented and all efforts shall be made to make travel safe for our valued commuters,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC executive director.
Delhi Chief Minister on Sunday said that the Metro train services in Delhi should be resumed on a trial basis as the coronavirus situation was improving in the city and hoped the Centre would soon take a decision on it.
Interacting with traders, entrepreneurs and businessmen in the city in a ‘Digital Samvad’, the CM also stated that the markets and roads in Delhi would be beautified on the lines of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project, which is expected to be completed by November-December.
“I have requested the Centre that Delhi should be treated differently. Corona situation is improving in Delhi. If they do not want to run Metro trains in other cities, let it be so. But, in Delhi Metro train services should be started in a phased manner on a trial basis. We have raised this issue before the Centre many times, I hope the Centre will soon take a decision in this regard,” he also said.
The chief minister also highlighted several steps taken by his government to revive the Covid-19 pandemic-hit economy of the city and said that it would make some big announcements in coming days about the industry sector.
Arvind Kejriwal assured the traders that anomalies in circle rates in some areas would be addressed. As the traders and businesspersons from various markets of the city dealing in automotive parts, construction sector, garments and textile, event management, among others, shared their problems with and extended their suggestions to the CM during the virtual interaction.
Kejriwal informed that their suggestions were noted and it would be considered for necessary action.