Local trains in Mumbai may resume the services soon

Local trains in Mumbai may resume the services soon

Ajay Padnekar

Mumbai: (news.kvartha.com 28.08.2020) Local trains services in Mumbai may resume the services in September. In March, for the first time in 46 years, the sprawling Indian Railway network, including Mumbai's lifeline, was completely shut down for over five months for all passengers to avoid the spread of coronavirus. At present, special rounds of locals are being conducted only for the employees of the essential services. 

The doors of the locomotive are still closed to other passengers. Therefore, passengers coming to Mumbai from Vasai, Virar, Dahanu, Dombivali, Kalyan, Karjat, and Kasara for work are facing great inconvenience. Despite the outbreak of corona infection, there is a growing demand for companies and offices to resume public service and eliminate inconvenience to commute. Against this backdrop, there has been some reassuring news from the Central Railway.

Shalabh Goyal, divisional manager, Central Railway, has expressed interest in starting the local train services. "If the state government gives the green light, we will start local," Goyal said. The decision on whether to start local service is entirely up to the state government. The state government should request the Ministry of Railways to start local. "The demand was accepted by the Railway Ministry and we will start the services as soon as the government informs us," Goyal said.

Meanwhile, the country is currently in the process of unlocking. The fourth phase of the unlock will start from September 1 and some more restrictions are likely to be relaxed in this phase. The decision to start schools and colleges would be postponed and local trains, metro trains, single-screen theaters, and auditoriums would be given the green light. Guidelines will be laid down for this. It is learned that social distance, thermal screening as well as some more instructions will be given as safety precaution. Against this backdrop, the role played by Central Railway has given clear indications that the locomotive will be launched soon.

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