Delhi Metro To Remain Shut

The Centre may well be quite far from allowing the metro services and malls to resume operation, but the Delhi Metro is warming up with signal testing and trial runs with an aim to find a simple answer to — “how to maintain social distancing in a service that otherwise witnesses clogged coaches and swamped station premises.” Meanwhile, malls in the NCR region, which will be allowed to open from June 8 in all the non-containment zones, also have started their plans.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday said that it will remain closed for commuters until further notice. The development came a day after the government issued an array of fresh guidelines for the next phase of unlocking. As per the guidelines, metro rail services will remain shut.

Taking to Twitter, DMRC stated: “Public Service Announcement. In light of the guidelines issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice.”

In Delhi, metro services have been shut since March 22, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed the ‘Janta Curfew’. Even though other transport services have now been allowed as part of the relaxations, metro service remains to be barred.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes Delhi Metro ride on his way to inaugurate Ambedkar National Memorial at 26 Alipur Road in New Delhi on April 13, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Delhi’s coronavirus cases reached 85,161 and death toll soared to 2,680. However, the recovery rate in the national capital reached 66.03 per cent on June 29 as against the national rate of 58.67 per cent, according to the bulletin released by Delhi government.
Meanwhile, India recorded a spike of 18,522 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu constitute more than 60 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in the country.

Maharashtra has 1,69,883 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (86,224) and Delhi (85,161) cases totalling 3,41,268 cases out of 5,66,840.

A total of 3,34,822 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.06 per cent among the COVID-19 patients.

According to the Health Ministry data, 418 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,893.

With a spike of 5,257 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state in the country. The state has a total of 1,69,883 cases, including 7,610 deaths.

Tamil Nadu is at the second spot with 86,224 confirmed cases, of which, 1,141 people have died, 47,749 have recovered and 37,334 are active.

Delhi with a total of 85,161 cases, including 2,680 deaths and 56,235 recoveries.

India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 749 in the government sector and 287 private labs. More than 1,50,000 samples are being tested every day. The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours has increased to 2,10,292.

Meanwhile, the global death toll due to COVID-19 crossed 5-lakh mark, as the total number of cases crossed the 10-million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, the total number of cases increased to 10,199,798, while the fatalities increased to 502,947, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.