Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has sought the Delhi government’s help to inoculate its construction workers. Anuj Dayal, executive director (corporate communications), DMRC, said that there was a significant decline in the number of workers during the lockdown, with the number of workers in NCR dipping from around 4,100 a day before lockdown to around 2,900 in last week of April and to 2,500 by the end of May.
“However, during these difficult times also, we took care of the workers who were available by taking care of their medical and other requirements. With the lifting of restrictions, we are hopeful that more workers will gradually join back their sites,” he said. “Vaccination drives have already been conducted at some of our sites and some more shall follow in due course. DMRC is in touch with government authorities also for the same,” he said.
Dayal said that DMRC’s contractors are in touch with the workers on a regular basis. “All efforts are being made to instil the necessary confidence so that they can return to work in the NCR area. There is a gradual increase in the number of workers at many of our sites and we are hopeful that by next week, there will be a significant difference in the number of workers available,” he said.