Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government has requested the Centre to allow Delhi Metro reopening in a phased manner on trial basis as the Covid-19 situation in the national capital is under control now. Reportedly, Delhi Metro has incurred loses over 1,300 crores since closure of its services due to Coronavirus-induced lockdown in the month of March.
CM Kejriwal also lauded the citizens of Delhi for taking all the necessary precautions and steps to reduce Covid-19 related deaths and positive cases in the state.
Addressing the media, CM Kejriwal said, “I am happy that with the help of everyone, the COVID-19 situation in the national capital is under control now. The way Delhi has been dealing with COVID-19 situation is being discussed in the country as well as across the world.”
“We imposed lockdown in Delhi only once, and then gradually resumed work across fields from June 1 onwards. Probably, Delhi is the only city where lockdown hasn’t been imposed again, as we understand work and COVID management can go hand-in-hand,” he added.
Delhi has so far done well in containing the spread of deadly virus in the past few days as the Covid-19 positive rate has dropped for both RT-PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Tests. As per reports, India has a mortality rate of 1.92 percent but the national capital’s mortality rate is 1.4 percent.
Meanwhile, after reviewing the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 in the state, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday issued orders to reopen hotels and weekly markets in the national capital, except in containment zones.
A total number of 1,450 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths were reported in Delhi on Sunday, taking the tally to 1,61,466 while the death to rose to 4,300.