Local Trains the lifeline for the common public shall be open for all commuters from February 1. There are timings between which you can travel, read here to know more.
By Varun Singh
Local trains are the lifeline of Mumbai, since the end of March 2020, only a limited crowd was permitted to used the local trains.
The Coronavirus led Pandemic had forced a lockdown, which also meant that not all could travel in the local trains.
This meant, that people either work from home, or use alternative mediums to travel to their work place.
Currently members of essential services are allowed to take the local trains.
However, from February 1, local trains shall be permitted to all commuters, in the city of Mumbai.
There are some timings that one has to follow to use the trains if they do not belong to the essential services category.
The train services will be allowed from the start of services for the day to 7 am and then again from 12 noon to 4 pm and from 9 pm to closure of train services from the day.
The train services will be restricted to essential services staff only as is being permitted currently from 7 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 9 pm.
This means a lot for commuters who would normally spend 4 hours at stretch to reach their work place if they stayed in extended suburbs.
Apart from this, the state government has also directed that shops will be allowed to operate till 11 pm.
Restaurants will be allowed to operate till 1 am. But 30% limit for staff will continue to be in force and the establishments like shops and restaurants will be allowed to operate as per the SOPs issued for the daily operation of the same by various departments of the state government.
The state government has also requested the establishments to stagger their work schedule in a manner wherein the staff of the same will be able to avail the services of the local trains in timings allowed for them.
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