Mumbai local train updates: Railways allow teachers to to use suburban trains

Indian Railways decided that it will allow teachers as well as non-teaching school staff have been allowed to board suburban trains being run in Mumbai and its metropolitan region.

In a joint release, Western and Central Railway zone, which operate the suburban system in MMR, said permission has been granted with immediate effect.

On the request of Govt of Maharashtra, vide letter No. DMU 2020/ CR 92/ DM 1, permission has been granted by Ministry of Railways, Government of India to school teachers and other non-teaching staff of schools for travel by suburban services over Mumbai Suburban network with immediate effect.

Valid identity cards are authority for entry at the stations, the release said, adding that adherence to social distancing and others norms in place for the COVID-19 outbreak were a must.

The railway authorities have resumed 88 per cent of the total 3,141 suburban services which were being operated before the outbreak of COVID-19.

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