The train services in Nagpur have been suspended from Monday (23rd March) onwards till 31st March 2020, to prevent the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19). As part of its further and continued efforts to fight this menace, Maha Metro has announced to donate a sum of Rs. 12 lakh towards Maharashtra Chief Ministers’ Relief Fund.
The decision to that effect was announced by Dr Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maha Metro, today. The officials and employees of Maha Metro Nagpur contributed one day’s salary to raise funds for this purpose. The Union & State Governments have already taken a series of steps to tide over the crises due to the spread of Corona Virus. With its gesture to donate Rs 12 lakh, Maha Metro has once again reiterated its commitment in its fight against Corona Virus.
In fact, Maha Metro has already suspended train services till 31st March 2020, as part of these efforts. The decision to suspend train services was taken to contain spread of Virus through inter-personal proximity, in view of the current global pandemic of this Corona Virus. Major establishments like hotels, malls, cinema theaters, shops have already been shut following government orders. This is to ensure that people stay indoors and minimize risk of transmission of this disease.
Maha Metro move is an attempt in the similar direction to encourage public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, which is essential in the fight against COVID-19. While, metro staff is being tested for any possible symptoms of the disease, sanitizers were distributed at stations to ensure maximum prevention to both – staff and commuters.