Delhi Metro May Restart In Lockdown 4.0, Check The New Rules Here
The nation has endured lockdown 1.0 and 2.0, and lockdown 3.0 is nearing its end. However, as the situation is no better, the Prime Minister of India, on 8 PM, May 2020, addressed the nation and declared the need to further the lockdown to 4.0. Lockdown does as much harm to a government’s economy as humans’ overall state. To avoid the already crippled economy from further deterioration, the government of India has devised plans to shield its people from the deadly virus, while allowing a few activities and sectors to resume services. Accordingly, the new phase will be imposed, with a completely new set of rules. As we have seen relaxations in different sectors in the 3rd phase, we will probably see more of such in the upcoming phase.
On this account, Delhi Metro recently made known to the public that housekeepers, that too, especially trained, are deployed in various stations to thoroughly disinfect areas such as AFC gates, escalators, etc., that frequently come in touch with people and passengers. The statement has left people wondering whether India’s largest metro system will benefit from the relaxations that are to come with lockdown 4.0.
Furthermore, the said metro system is believed to have resumed constructions of the Grey Line, Airport Express Line and Phase IV, which will be instrumental in extending the existing network to another 103 km.
Nothing is confirmed as yet, but if it does resume operation, passengers will have to be extra cautious. They must install the Arogya Setu application in their phones. Face masks and covers will be made mandatory. No metallic objects will be allowed on the bodies of passengers, and thermal screening should not be avoided, at any cost.