Unlock 4: Metro train services likely to resume from September 1

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Delhi Metro (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Delhi Metro (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : Unlock 4 will begin from September 1 and it is likely that the authorities will allow the operation of Metro trains with SOPs. Meanwhile, schools and colleges are unlikely to open anytime soon. Bars, which are so far not allowed to reopen, may be permitted to sell liquor over the counter for take away.

Metro train services were suspended on March 24 when India had announced complete lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. More than 3 million people have been infected in India till date.

The official said there will be no reopening of schools and colleges immediately, but deliberations are underway on whether to allow reopening of higher educational institutions such as universities, IITs and IIMs. No decision has been taken on the matter yet, the official added.

It has also been mentioned that there are no thoughts on opening the cinema halls and malls from September 1.

In the 'Unlock 4' guidelines, the central government will only mention about prohibited activities and the rest can resume.

The state governments will take a final call on additional activities that should continue to remain prohibited during the 'Unlock 4', the official said.

The official guidelines for Unlock 4 are likely to be issued this week.