General Public Will Be Banned From Mumbai Local In Coming Days? Find Out Why This Can Happen
There has been a spike when it comes to the COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra. Amid this Maha Vikas Aghadi is considering to bar common people from boarding local train services again. After reviewing the situation, government shall take a final decision in the upcoming days about the same.
After a period of 10 months, from February 2 Mumbai local train services became fully operational for common people, following the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus.
Only from essential and emergency services and women travellers were allowed to travel before the general public was allowed to travel in train.
The rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai has been attributed to the resumption of suburban services by experts.
To curtail the spread of the virus, two options have been considered by Maharashtra government. First is to cut short the allotted time slots for the general public. Second is to completely restrict the public to take local trains and keep it open only for people involved in essential services and medical care.
Rescheduling the timing of travel, rather than restricting the commute of general public is being considered, said a state minister.
A total of 1,774 train services were operated by the Central Railway and 1,367 train services were operated by the Western Railway before lockdown was imposed in March 2020.