India, Oct. 14 -- Metro rail operations in Maharashtra will start from Thursday in a graded manner under its mission 'begin again' amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The metro rail operations will resume following fresh guidelines issued by the Maharashtra government on Wednesday.

But despite increasing pressure from all quarters including a letter-war between the chief minister and Maharashtra governor, the state government has not issued any guidelines on reopening places of worship so far.

In Maharashtra, Mumbai has one metro line, while metro corridors are operational in Nagpur and Pune. According to the guidelines issued by state chief secretary Sanjay Kumar, Metro operations will start from October 15, in a graded manner. The standard o...