Coronavirus Updates: Delhi Metro Services Will Remain Closed On Sunday In View Of ‘Janata Curfew’; Railways Is Not Ensuring Proper Screening Of Passengers, Alleges Mamta, And More…

American reality TV star Colton Underwood is the latest Hollywood figure to have been tested positive with coronavirus. The former star of “The Bachelor” shared the news on his official Instagram page. “I tested positive and I have been following all of the social distancing rules since last week. My symptoms started a few days ago, I was tested and just received my results today. “For anyone out there that is hesitant to self quarantine… please do yourself and your loved ones a favour and stay home. We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. I’ll keep you posted, Love y’all,” Underwood wrote in a post. The 28-year-old star also posted a video where he cautioned the younger generation to not take the disease lightly.

 कोविड-19 के दृष्टिगत रेल टिकट के रिफंड नियमों में परिवर्तन: भारत सरकार द्वारा कोविड- 19 के संबंध में भीड़-भाड़ से बचाव एवं समाज में व्यक्तियों के आपस में दूरी बनाए रखने हेतु दिशा निर्देश जारी किया गया है जिसके तहत भारतीय रेलवे द्वारा पीआरएस काउंटर द्वारा जारी टिकटों की धनवापसी में छूट प्रदान की गई है जिसका विवरण इस प्रकार है.

ई-टिकट के लिए सभी नियम समान हैं क्योंकि यात्री को टिकट वापसी के लिए स्टेशन आने की जरूरत नहीं है।

यह छूट 21 मार्च – 15 अप्रैल 2020 तक की यात्रा अवधि के लिए है।

1) रेलवे द्वारा 21 मार्च – 15 अप्रैल 2020 के मध्य जो गाड़ियां निरस्त की गई है ,उनके लिये नियम इस प्रकार है –

• यात्रा की तारीख से 45 दिनों तक टिकट जमा करने पर रिफंड लिया जा सकता है। ( वर्तमान नियम 3 दिन/72 घंटे के स्थान पर)

2) यदि ट्रेन रद्द नहीं हुई और यात्री यात्रा नहीं करना चाहता।

• TDR (टिकट जमा रसीद) स्टेशन पर यात्रा की तारीख से 30 दिनों के भीतर टिकट जमा किया जा सकता है। (मौजूदा 3 दिनों के नियम के स्थान पर )

• TDR को CCO / CCM दावा कार्यालय में प्रस्तुत किया जा सकता है, ट्रेन चार्ट के सत्यापन के लिए TDR दाखिल करने के 60 दिनों के भीतर धनवापसी हो सकती है। (10 दिनों के मौजूदा नियम के स्थान पर )

• जो यात्री 139 के माध्यम से टिकट रद्द करना चाहते हैं, वे यात्रा की तारीख से 30 दिनों के भीतर काउंटर पर रिफंड प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।(वर्तमान नियम ट्रेन के निर्धारित प्रस्थान समय के स्थान पर )

Delhi Metro service will be available as per timings detailed below:

1. Services from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM: Metro train services will start from 6 AM across originating stations of all Lines and will be available at a frequency of 20 minutes till 8 AM.

During this period, only people involved in essential services like hospitals, fire, electricity, police etc. will be allowed to enter Metro stations on the production of their identification cards to security personnel.

2. Services from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM: During this period, trains will be available at a normal frequency as used to be available every Monday.
During this period general public can also travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry.

3. Services from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: * There will be *NO METRO SERVICE during this period. However, all the trains which started at 10 AM from originating stations of all Lines will continue to run till they reach their destination stations.

4. Services from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM:-Metro services will again resume from 4:00 PM from all Lines and will continue till 8:00 PM with a normal frequency for general public.

5. Services from 8:00 PM onwards:- There will be NO METRO SERVICE from 8:00 PM onwards on any of the Lines. However, the last train service starting at 8:00 PM from originating station will continue to run till it reaches its destination.

Parking at the Metro stations will also remain CLOSED on Monday

The objective of this staggered Metro services plan on Monday is aimed at facilitating all stakeholders with effectiveness and to promote ‘social distancing’ which is very much required to contain spread of Corona virus.

In first couple of Hours ( 6 AM to 8 AM), DMRC’s priority is to ensure that the people involved in providing the essential services, as notified by the Government, reach their destinations with ease while maintaining norms of ‘social distancing’ in Metro premises.

In next two hours (8AM to 10 AM), the objective is to facilitate people for whom it is essential and unavoidable to go their destinations. DMRC again appeals and advises general public not to panic and stay at home and use the Metro only when it is really essential and unavoidable.

In the prevalent scenario where authorities have shut malls, restaurants, major markets etc. to prevent spread of the virus, it is responsibility of our passengers also to co-operate with DMRC and help fight Coronavirus collectively.

The Delhi Metro services will be closed on Sunday in view of the ‘Janata curfew’, officials said. The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Thursday rose to 14, according to the Delhi Health Department. In view of the ‘Janata curfew’ to be observed on March 22, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to keep its services closed, the DMRC said in a statement on Friday. “The move is aimed at encouraging public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, which is essential in the fight against COVID-19,” it said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Saturday that the railways was not ensuring proper screening of passengers entering the state through long-distance trains. She claimed that migrant workers from the state, particularly those in Maharashtra, were being packed off in trains and sent back without medical checkups. “I have been saying this for the last one month. Now India is entering the third stage (of the coronavirus outbreak), which is very dangerous. The next two weeks are extremely important. I have asked the chief secretary to tell the railway authorities to immediately stop all long-distance trains,” the chief minister told Bengali television news channel “ABP Ananda”. “I have also been urging the Centre to stop all international flights coming to the country for a long time,” she said.

The Norwegian Olympic Committee wants the Tokyo Games only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide. The NIF laid out its position in a letter sent to IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, entitled “Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and COVID-19” and signed by its president and secretary general. The body said it urged the IOC to provide an “insight on the central milestones” in the process leading to the final decision on whether the games will be held. “Our clear recommendation,” the letter read, “is that the Olympic Games in Tokyo shall not take place before the COVID-19 situation is under firm control on a global scale.”

Iran said Saturday that 123 more people had died from coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 1,556 in the Islamic republic, one of the world’s worst affected countries. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 966 more cases had been confirmed over the past 24 hours and 20,610 people were now known to have been infected in Iran. A total of 7,635 people have recovered from the disease, he told a televised news conference. The Islamic republic is among the three countries hardest hit by the virus with an official death toll behind only Italy and China. The authorities have asked people to avoid all travel during the Persian New Year holidays, which usually sees almost all citizens take to the roads.

Pakistan on Saturday suspended the operations of it national flag-carrier PIA and curtailed train services as the coronavirus cases surged to 510 in the country after more pilgrims who returned from Iran tested positive for the deadly virus, which has turned into a major global crisis. The measures came a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan ruled out total lockdown but asked people to reduce unnecessary travel and go for self-quarantine for at least another 45 days to help tackle the coronavirus crisis which has killed over 11,000 people and infected 250,000 worldwide.

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