Mumbai: Railways To Operate 350 Local Trains From Today

From 1 July, the Central Railway and Western Railway will run additional 150 and 148 local services, respectively, in Mumbai, the Railways said in a statement.

Maharashtra   |   1 July 2020 7:26 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Prateek Gautam | Creatives : Abhishek M
Mumbai: Railways To Operate 350 Local Trains From Today

Image credit: One India

On June 30, Indian Railways decided to expand the local train services in the city to 350 from July 1, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, informed.

According to a report by LiveMint, from July 1, the Central Railway and Western Railway will run additional 150 and 148 local services, respectively, in Mumbai, the Railways said in a statement.

The statement added that the number of services may be modified owing to the requirement to ensure social distancing norms.

"Essential staff including those of Centre, IT, defence, Raj Bhavan will be allowed on these local trains currently and with no general passengers yet," Goyal said.

These trains will halt at major stations only for both the fast locals and in the harbour line.

Both the railway zones that cater to Mumbai had resumed their select suburban services, for essential staff only identified by the state government, back on June 15.

Can You Board These Trains?

The statement also said that in addition to the essential staff, other categories defined by Ministry of Home Affairs such as defence staff, other employees of Central Government can also travel for work purposes in the local trains.

Essential staff including employees of Centre, IT, GST, Customs, Postal, Nationalised Banks, MBPT (Mumbai Port Trust), Judiciary, Defence and Raj Bhavan are allowed to board the local trains.

Guidelines For Travel For Essential Staff

ID cards of essential staff, as identified by the State Government are mandatory for entry into stations. Later, the staff will be issued QR based E-passes.

The state government has been appealed to ensure all travellers are medically fit and do not come from a containment zone.

About 700 are to be allowed per train to maintain social distancing norms in the caches.

When Will The Trains Run?

The trains will run from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm with an interval of 15 minutes.

Also Read: ONGC, L&T, Others Arranged Chartered Flights To Fly Workers To Site In June

Suggest a correction

    Help Us Correct

    To err is human, to help correct is humane
    Identified a factual or typographical error in this story? Kindly use this form to alert our editors
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Form Submitted Successfully
    Error in submitting form. Try again later

Contributors

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

"I like to read, cook my own food and note down witty lines. Fact checking reminds of the time when I was a kid and would go hunting for whatever caught my fancy in that moment."

Prateek Gautam

Prateek Gautam

Digital Editor

I'm a free soul with the firm belief that journalism, apart from politics, should stand for social cause and environment.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Trainee Creative Producer

"Engineer by education, creative producer by profession, Photoshop interests me, travelling makes me happy, its a whole new world there every day"

Next Story