This Article is From Sep 03, 2020

Officials Discuss COVID-19 Protocols For Resuming Kolkata Metro Services

Describing the meeting as "very good", Metro Railway spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said another round of discussion might take place on Friday.

Officials Discuss COVID-19 Protocols For Resuming Kolkata Metro Services

The Centre has allowed Metro Railway services in cities to resume from September 7. (File)

Kolkata:

Senior officials of the Metro Railway and West Bengal government met today to discuss the modalities of putting in place social distancing norms and crowd management for resumption of services.

Describing the meeting as "very good", Metro Railway spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said another round of discussion might take place on Friday.

"The state government and the Metro authorities will have further discussion with the focus being on finding better solutions to manage crowds at the gates of the stations," she said.

Representing the Kolkata Metro in the meeting at the state secretariat were the chief signal and telecom engineer, who is also its additional general manager, the principal chief operations manager and the chief security commissioner, Ms Banerjee said.

"We have assured the Metro authorities of all forms of assistance to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are followed while passengers avail the services," an official at the state secretariat said.

The Union Home Ministry, in its Unlock4 guidelines, has allowed Metro Railway services in cities to resume from September 7 in a graded manner.

The West Bengal government has also issued an order to allow recommencement of services in Kolkata in a graded manner from September 8.

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