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MNS leader demands Mumbai local train services for general public

Sandeep Deshpande has questioned the state government regarding the matter, and has warned that if the local train did not start any soon, the party will be forced to break the civil law.

MNS leader demands Mumbai local train services for general public
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Members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, on Thursday, September 17, 2020, demanded that the Mumbai local trains should now resume in the city. MNS general secretary, Sandeep Deshpande, posted two videos on social media on Wednesday, showing a glimpse of the crowd and a long line of passengers waiting for BEST buses.

Keeping this in mind, Deshpande has questioned the state government about the matter. He further warned that if the local train did not start any soon, the party will be forced to break the civil law. He has demanded the government to consider this by allowing ordinary people to travel in local trains as the city is now gaining momentum.

In a conversation with Mumbai Live, Sandeep Deshpande said, "Our only demand is that local trains should also be started for the general public now because not starting them is causing a lot of trouble for the people who commute to work.:

Deshpande tweeted a video of the crowd in the Best Bus and asked the Thackeray government if there was no danger of coronavirus spread from the crowd in these buses and if the danger of infecting was only in the local train. On being asked if MNS has given any deadline for the same,  MNS general secretary said that they haven't planned that yet, but if there is no response to this, then the party will soon issue a deadline, further emphasising that "if our demand is not met, then we will be compelled to break the civil law."

Deshpande further added that people who live outside of Mumbai in remote areas like Nala Sopara, Vasai, Virar, Kalyan, Ambernath, Badlapur, Karjat and others, have to travel for many hours, and the public is also angry now since the government hasn't taken a decision regarding this.

As of not, only people in essential services are allowed to travel by the Mumbai local trains, and a QR-code based entry has been planned by the department. With no services for the general public, passengers have also caused a commotion at stations like Virar, Nalasopara and Borivali demanding the local train services for commoners.

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