New Delhi: Metro suffered ₹ 1,609 crore loss due to COVID-19.
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told Lok Sabha on Thursday that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) suffered a loss of around ₹ 1,609 crore due to the closure of metro services in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delhi Metro services, which were shut on March 22 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, resumed on September 7 in a phased manner. Full-fledged normal operations resumed on September 12.
While briefing to the media, Mr Puri said “DMRC has informed that loss of revenue due to closure of metro services in view of COVID-19 pandemic is around ₹ 1,609 crores.”
He furtherly said that preparatory work like detailed designing, preparation of tender schedule and finalisation of tenders, among other things, had been carried out by the DMRC.
Mr Puri said the DMRC has informed that payments towards its loan have been made as per schedule.