Local train services in Mumbai to be available soon for common passengers
The state government will soon bring in the planning process to reopen suburban trains for common passengers. Currently, local trains run only for those who are engaged in essential services.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will soon bring in the planning process to reopen suburban trains for common passengers. Currently, local trains run only for those who are engaged in essential services. If everything goes according to plan, the ordinary citizens can use local train from next week.
According to the information, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held talks with the Covid-19 Task Force on the matter. The Chief Minister asked the officials to be extremely careful in discussing with the Railways and planning to start work again for all.
The Central and Western Railways have previously stated that, if asked, they are in a position to run more trains on short notice. In addition, local trains, which carry only the necessary workers, will now have access to employees of two types of private firms, power companies and firms that approve the maintenance and repair of aircraft.
Bombay High Court intervenes
Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court had earlier asked the Uddhav Thackeray government how long it was planning to limit suburban train services due to the epidemic. The court, in response to the hearing of several petitions, said that lawyers are allowed to use local train services in the city.
In such a situation, people have protested in the city amid the epidemic to avail train service travel by local train. Most of the city’s offices have resumed work. Around 200 office-goers staged a protest outside Borivali station last week. Because of the traffic, state transport buses do not reach on time. There have also been protests in Virar.