Mumbai local trains will be opened to the general public from February 1, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office announced on Friday.
However, the resumption of suburban commuter trains – considered a lifeline of the city’s population, will take place in fixed time slots, it added.
Keeping in mind social distancing, the general public will not be allowed to board trains during rush hour. As of now, it has been decided that the general public will be allowed to travel before 7 am, between 12 noon and 4 pm and then again after 9 pm.
The local trains had been suspended since March last year due to the Covid pandemic and re-started in phases over the last few months.
The Maharashtra government on Friday extended its lockdown restrictions till February 28.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 29, 2021
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