New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival has requested the Central Government to allow the re-opening of the Delhi Metro on the trial basis.
Delhi metro is not in service since March 22, which is the day when Janata Curfew was observed.
It has been approximately 5 months of its shut down. This shut down has affected many sectors of the society including socio-economic, transport and many others.
According to the reports, DMRC has suffered a loss of approximately Rs. 1300 crore since its closure.
As the Chief Minister of Delhi said that the Covid-19 situation is under control in Delhi and are favourable to open Delhi metro on the trial basis.
In his press briefing, he also thanked all the citizens of Delhi for their cooperation and bringing the situation under control.
He added "We have asked the centre to allow us to run Delhi metro on the trial basis as the COVID situation in Delhi is under control now.
Moreover, he said that the citizens and government of Delhi know how to manage COVID and work for hand in hand they together controlled the COVID situation without even imposing another lockdown.
However, slowly the economy has started to resume in the state. But the metro is still waiting for approval from the centre to resume its services.
The average ridership of Delhi Metro on an average weekday is approximately 26 lakh.
According to the updates, the Corona cases recovery rate is a ray of hope in Delhi. As the recovery rate in Delhi is 90.04 % and there are around 12 thousand live cases in Delhi.
As the Prime Minister said we as a Nation have to fight with this pandemic along with our work going on. And to resume work in Delhi, the reopening of the Delhi metro is a major key as it plays a major role in the mobility of the Delhi NCR population.