Local trains across the country are closed due to Corona, due to which the passengers are facing a lot of problems. Local trains have been started in Mumbai from February 1. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that the next 15 days will be very important.
BMC Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani said that we think the next 15 days will be important and after that, we will be in a position to comment on whether matters are increasing due to local trains. We are keeping a close watch on daily matters and are also preparing for the ongoing vaccination campaign.
He also said that Mumbai Local is the lifeline of residents living in Mumbai and surrounding cities. Last March, services were suspended due to the growing threat of Kovid-19. It was later introduced in separate slots for essential service staff, women, and lawyers.
Now, all citizens will be able to travel by local trains in three slots. Now the first train will be run for the general public from 7 in the morning, from 12 in the afternoon to 4 in the evening and from the last train of the day till 9 in the night. Time has been limited to avoid congestion amid corona epidemics.
It is necessary to follow the Corona Guidelines issued by the government in the local train. If this is not done then strict action will be taken. If a common citizen is found traveling in time without permission, strict action will be taken. Also, it is mandatory to apply the mask.
With 328 new cases in Mumbai, the number of coronavirus patients in Mumbai has reached 309,303. At the same time, 11,361 people died. The mortality rate in Mumbai is 3.67% and recovery is 94%.
Local service was closed for nine months
The common man was not allowed to travel for almost nine months because of the Corona epidemic and lockdown. However, all political parties and civic organizations have been demanding this from time to time. But the government was monitoring due to the possible threat of Corona.
However, a few days ago, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had indicated that the local train would be started soon for the common man as well. Under which a few days ago Western Railway started running all its local services in full.