Unlock 2 : Decision Pending on Trains, Metros, Etc
Due To Lockdown Metro Services are currently suspended in the country.
The government has taken steps to resume important works that will help the economy. Some steps announced as part of Unlock 2, the government allowed shopping malls, religious sites and other establishments to reopen, but with some conditions.
However, there are many areas and services that are still subject to lockdown. They are planned to reopen in the third phase starting in August.
Have a look at such services:
Metro services have been closed in Country since 22 March, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Janta curfew on what people had to do next. The full-scale lockdown was announced from 25 May. While other transport services were allowed as part of the government-announced exemption in phases, metro services are still closed. The last message posted on May 30 on the Twitter handle of the DMRC states that services for passengers will remain suspended until further notice.
Public Service Announcement— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) June 30, 2020
In light of the guidelines issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, in its guidelines for ‘unlock 2’, said that suburban trains and metro rail services will remain closed till July30. Accordingly, all metro cities have suspended these services. Limited suburban services have been started in Mumbai. These trains are being run for people involved in essential services.
Schools and Colleges:
The strict lockdown has also kept schools and colleges closed. Many of them moved to virtual worlds for teaching and learning activities. A decision on reopening the schools is expected in September; However, Union Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal recently said that these institutions will not open before August. The exams scheduled for March were also postponed and will now be held after July 30- several school administrations, state and central boards have said.
Although train services started last month, a full-scale restoration is awaited. Indian Railways gradually resumed train services from 12 May after a 51-day suspension from 22 March. It started with 15 pairs of trains. Initial services connect New Delhi with Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi railway stations.
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The nationwide lockdown was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus for 21 days.
Hope Everything gets fine soon and once again people can live freely, breathe freely.