Mumbai Local Trains Started Yesterday! Read The Guidelines For Safe Travel Here

Mumbai local trains which have served as the backbone of the city of lights resumed services on Monday morning i.e. 15th of June after a 2.5 months hiatus. To ensure that the spread of coronavirus is contained, new guidelines have been issued.

The guidelines are as follows:

1. Only 73 local trains have restarted with passengers only from the essential services sector allowed to travel.

2. State Police and Railway Protection Force will be present at most stations to ensure safety precautions are being followed.

3. Entry will only be given to ID Cards from the essential services of the State Government. After that, coloured QR-based E-passes will be issued to ensure swift entry and exit.


4. There will be screening of passengers arriving by the State Govt. to make sure that only fit and healthy employees are taking the train and are not from the containment zone.

5. Only 700 passengers per train will be allowed unlike 1200 before the Covid crisis.

6. State government will also ensure that workers do not crowd the station by monitoring their timings to and fro offices.

7. No hawkers and no parking zone will be allowed in the 150 metres radius of the stations.

8. Ambulances will be available in case of any medical emergencies due to the current pandemic.

This post was published by anjali.

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