Mumbai Local Now Allowed For General Public From August 15: But You Need This First
In a big announcement, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has declared that Mumbai local will be now allowed for the general public, from August 15th.
But, there is a big catch.. Not everyone will be allowed.
Mumbai Local Allowed For Only These Passengers
As per the Govt order, only those passengers who have received both the vaccine shots will be allowed to board Mumbai local.
And, there is another rule: Atleast 14 days must be over after receiving the 2nd shot.
Hence, if a passenger has received the 2nd Covid vaccine on August 10, then that passenger need to wait till August 25 to travel in the local train.
These rules have been imposed to ensure that only vaccinated passengers are able to board the Mumbai local, and it’s safe for everyone.
The CM also said that as more and more people get vaccinated, the rules can be eased.
How Will The System Work Now?
As per the Govt announcements, a new app will be launched on August 15th, which will be used by passengers to get the pass for travelling in the Mumbai local.
Now, the interesting aspect is that this pass will be only provided to those who have received both doses of vaccines, and 14 days have passed since the 2nd dose.
For others, the pass for Mumbai local won’t be generated.
For those passengers who don’t have the smartphone to download this app, they can contact their respective Municipal office or Western Railway station.
CM said, “Passengers can download train passes through the mobile app. Those who do not have smartphones can take photo passes from municipal ward offices in the city as well as suburban railway stations,”
It seems that this new app will be somehow connected with the Arogya Setu app to extract exact details about the vaccinations of the passengers.
Mumbai local was stopped in April this year, amidst rising cases of coronavirus.
More details are awaited. We will keep you updated, as more details come in.