WeForNews | Latest News, Breaking News, News Updates Unlock 4 Guidelines: Metro services to resume from September 7; schools, colleges to remain closed | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Cities

Unlock 4 Guidelines: Metro services to resume from September 7; schools, colleges to remain closed

In the fresh guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday for Unlock 4, the biggest relief comes for the commuters as the metro services will resume from September 7 in a graded manner.

Published

on

Delhi Metro Violet Line

As India slowly opens up after several months of restrictions and lockdowns, government has given a green flag to more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones in Unlock 4. In Unlock 4, which will kick-in from September 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further.

In the fresh guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday for Unlock 4, the biggest relief comes for the commuters as the metro services will resume from September 7 in a graded manner.

“The Metro rail will be allowed to operate in a graded manner by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA)/Ministry of Railways (MOR), in consultation with MHA. In this regard, SOP will be issued by MOHUA,” the release said.

An MHA release said that the new guidelines are based on feedback received from states and UTs and extensive consultations held with related central ministries and departments.

The guidelines issued by MHA also said open-air theatres will be allowed from September 21, 2020. However, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres and similar places will continue to remain shut.

The release also mentioned the “don’t” to be followed as a precaution against Covid-19 outbreak. The national directives for Covid-19 management mentioned face covering, social distancing and punish against spitting in public places.

As the country enters Unlock 4, here’s what the guidelines say:

  1. Face covering: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places; in workplaces; and during transport
  2. Social distancing: Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 gaz ki doori) in public places. Shops will ensure physical distancing among customers
  3. Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the State/UT local authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations.

Cities

Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

Published

on

By

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

Continue Reading

Cities

Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

Published

on

By

Fire
Representative image

A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

Continue Reading

Cities

Girl and father end life in UP

Published

on

By

A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular