Mumbai Local trains to resume from February 1, deets inside
On Thursday afternoon, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office confirmed that the local services will resume for the general public in fixed time slots from Monday i.e. February 1, 2021
Mumbai's local train services which got suspended for the common public in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic is all set to resume from February 1, 2021. Currently, the trains are functioning the only for the essential service workers and ladies in fixed time slots.
On Thursday afternoon, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office confirmed that the local services will resume for the general public in fixed time slots from Monday i.e. February 1, 2021. The commuters will be allowed to travel before 7 am, between 12 noon and 4 pm and then again after 9 pm.
In between these timings, only essential workers and single women travellers are allowed to commute with a special pass from the state government. Last year in October, ladies were permitted to travel in locals after the state requested to the Railway Minister.
"The local train services will be restricted to the essential services staff only as is being permitted currently from 7 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 9 pm," the official statement issued by the Maharashtra government read.
The officials have urged all the travellers to follow standard orders when in the station or on board the trains, including wearing face masks and maintaining social distance. They have also warned that people not to crowd railway stations if they are not amongst those who are allowed to travel during in-between slots.
Earlier this week, railway officials had confirmed to PTI that an extra 204 special local services will function to balance the increasing demand and maintain the social distancing.