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Uddhav Thackeray shares information about starting Mumbai Local Trains soon

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the Mumbai locals are to be opened for the general public soon.

Uddhav Thackeray shares information about starting Mumbai Local Trains soon
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In recent developments, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the Mumbai locals are to be opened for the general public soon.

CM Thackeray further added that options should be studied in order to ensure that there is no overcrowding in view of the pandemic.

The Mumbai locals which are used by millions, as of now, only has certain categories of commuters travelling on the suburban railway system, including those providing essential services, and women who can travel by the local trains in the Mumbai region after obtaining a special pass.

On the other hand, according to reports, the Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association (FRTWA) has urged the Maharashtra government to resume normal suburban train services in Mumbai.

Moreover, FRTWA president Viren Shah has stated that even if employees staying nearby can come every day, those from the distant suburbs come on alternate days as commuting is a challenge. In addition, shop owners in the CSMT and Churchgate subways have written to the FRTWA about their business being completely hit for the last ten months as there have been no commuters due to the closure of Mumbai locals for regular citizens amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the central railway administration has informed that it is waiting for formal approval from the Maharashtra government, hinting at a graded reopening of train operations in the state.

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