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CM Thackeray reiterates his demand for resumption of Mumbai's local train services

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the train service in Mumbai should start for employees working in essential sector..

CM Thackeray reiterates his demand for resumption of Mumbai's local train services
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With Maharashtra in a process of unlocking, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday demanded the centre to resume local train services in Mumbai which has been shut since March in view of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Thackeray demanded the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai which is the lifeline of the financial capital. The Chief Minister said that the train service in the city should start for employees working in essential services. 

Thackeray was in favour of resuming local train services which would allow the movement of employees working in essential sectors keeping them away from the troubles of commuting to work. 

While speaking at a presser, the Chief Minister said that many people working for essential services were not able to travel because of lack of transport. 

On several occasions earlier, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has urged the centre to restart Mumbai’s local trains for essential commuters. Thackeray had said that the employees working in essential sectors could be allowed to board local trains after checking their identity cards. 

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad also demanded Narendra Modi government to restart local train services in Mumbai for essential services as the hospitals in Mumbai city are short of staff and they could use locals for their commute. 

As part of the ‘Unlock 1.0’, the Maharashtra government has allowed private offices in Mumbai to operate but only at the strength of 10 per cent. However, the nationwide lockdown still remains till June 30. 

Earlier, Maharashtra asked its employees to report for work at least once in a week or else they will have to face a pay cut. It is mandatory for the government employees to remain present in the office once a week during the COVID-19 outbreak and failing to do so will invite a week’s salary cut, the order said. 

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