DMRC chief Mangu Singh on Thursday inspected the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to test the functioning of operational methods and upkeep actions. The inspection comes amid expectations of resumption in prepare services with correct security protocols. However, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officers described it as a “routine inspection”.
“MD-DMRC Dr Mangu Singh inspected the Rajiv Chowk metro station today. The routine inspection was part of checking the effective functioning of various operational systems and maintenance activities,” the DMRC tweeted.
MD-DMRC Dr Mangu Singh inspected the Rajiv Chowk metro station immediately. The routine inspection was a part of checking the efficient functioning of assorted operational methods and upkeep actions. pic.twitter.com/OiqdnCo1XM
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) August 20, 2020
According to sources, the Delhi Metro has suffered lack of practically Rs 1,300 crore because the closure of services late March due to COVID-19 scenario. The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the ‘Janta Curfew’ was imposed within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequently the nationwide lockdown.
While the financial system has slowly opened up in phase-wise method within the unlock interval since June, the DMRC has not obtained a nod from the Centre to resume operations.
Meanwhile, from thermal scanners to take a look at temperature of commuters to stickers on social distancing norms pasted on seats and platform flooring, the Delhi Metro has been getting ready to deal with commuters as per security tips, each time the services are ordered to be resumed. On common days, the typical day by day ridership of the DMRC is over 26 lakh.
(With inputs from PTI)