Mumbai Local Timings Won’t Extend For General Public Because Of This Shocking Reason
Post the resumption of local train services, financial capital of India Mumbai has witnessed a sudden spike in number of Covid cases. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) — which comprises Mumbai city and its satellite towns, after a string of days with relatively low numbers of new cases and deaths, has witnessed a surge in number of cases.
Despite restrictions, in the second week straight Mumbai has witnessed rising coronavirus cases and passing 500 mark. The financial capital has crossed the 500 mark thrice in the last 12 days.
The trains were resumed three days ago and just after three days, 503 cases were detected in the city. On February 10, 550 people were tested positive on February 10 whereas 510 people tested positive for the deadly virus on February 11. Post this, it has been decided by the civic body to not increase timings for the general public.
Additional Municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani told that they are reviewing the local train timings for general passengers in the light of increasing cases of coronavirus and this shall continue till February 20 and have decided to not increase timings for the general public to keep a check on the spread of virus.
Covid-19 Restriction Goes For a Toss
Since the resumption of local train services, Covid-19 restrictions like social distancing and mask-wearing, according to many news portals reportedly has gone for a toss.
Neither are people following the precautionary measures at the platforms nor at the platform ticket counter, as per the reports of India Today.
Local trains in three-time slots
There are three time slots available for the general public :-
- Start of the day’s services to 7 am
- 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- 9:00 pm to the end of the day
Only those who are involved in the essential services are allowed to travel between 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm as per the instructions of the Maharashtra government.