Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that Metro train services in Delhi should be resumed on a trial basis as the COVID-19 situation was improving in the city and hoped the Centre would soon take a decision on it. “I have requested the Centre that Delhi should be treated differently. Corona situation is improving in Delhi. If they do not want to run Metro trains in other cities, let it be so. But, in Delhi Metro train services should be started in a phased manner on a trial basis. We have raised this issue before the Centre many times, I hope the Centre will soon take a decision in this regard,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by PTI.
Delhi recorded 1,450 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in August, taking the infection tally to over 1.61 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,300. Sixteen fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said. Sunday’s spike in fresh cases surpassed Saturday’s increase of 1,412 cases, PTI reported. The total number of cases stood at 1,61,466. The bulletin said that the number of active cases stood at 11,778, while 1,45,388 patients have either recovered, been discharged or migrated out. The number of COVID-19 containment zones is 627.
The national capital on Sunday received light showers in some parts of the city, including Hauz Khas. It was a cool and cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 26.4 degrees Celsius, which is normal for the season. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a generally cloudy sky with light rains in the city till Monday. There are chances of a thunderstorm with rains on Tuesday, it said.