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Essential Workers Can Take Local Trains Without an E-Pass as State Is Yet to Finish Uploading Data


Essential Workers Can Take Local Trains Without an E-Pass as State Is Yet to Finish Uploading Data
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The Maharashtra Government announced last month that essential workers travelling by local trains within Mumbai will need to show an e-pass with a QR code. The date for this move to be implemented was set for July 31 but was later pushed to August 10. However, with the second deadline passing as well, it seems like the State is considering pushing the deadline further. 

The implementation of QR code passes would require entering large numbers of essential workers information into the database. It is said that the State is working hard to ensure the quick arrival of QR codes. Of the 3.2 lakh passes to be uploaded, a total of 2.45 lakh codes have been processed so far, a senior official from the State Government said. 

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Western Railway, on the other hand, has made QR code passes mandatory for government employees travelling through its lines since July 20. However, local train services in Mumbai have been halted for the common people until further notice

The coronavirus pandemic in the city has significantly impacted the railway sector, particularly local trains which saw a gradual resumption in services for essential employees, pending requirements like the aforementioned QR codes. With the State yet to finish generating QR codes for the 3.2 lakh essential workers, workers can continue to travel without needing a QR-based pass or e-pass. 

Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar had said last month that the QR code passes will have to be shown in addition to the tickets for the journey.

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