Consider Recommencing Metro Services amid lockdown – Delhi HC to Centre & Delhi Government

20-05-2020

In a plea seeking direction to the Central Government to permit the operation of public transportation in all the districts of Delhi, the Delhi High Court asked the Union of India as well as the Delhi Government to consider the prospect of recommencing the services of Delhi Metro.

The Court took note of the fact that - Metro rail services are a mainstay of the public transportation services in Delhi.

The petitioner argued that –

  • The revised guidelines have ignored the large chunk of Delhi's population that heavily relies on public transportation to commute to work.
  • Over 49% of Delhi's population relies solely on public transportation
  • There is limited capacity in buses and no metro services, the people are bound who are suffering due to lack of access to the public transportation system.
  • This could endanger the employment

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