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Children will not be allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains

After several female passengers were observed travelling with children, the Railways has stated that women are barred from carrying their children with them while using the suburban railway system.

Children will not be allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains
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The Railways, in a statement, has stated that the women are barred from carrying their children with them while using the suburban railway system.

Moreover, the rule is applicable in both Central Railways and Western Railways. The state government had earlier allowed women to travel on the Mumbai locals. However, it was observed that several female passengers would carry their children along with them while travelling. As a result, to stop children from boarding the local trains, Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel is to be deployed at each entry gate.

Furthermore, the order stated, "Railway Board has only permitted the ladies passengers to travel in local trains during the stipulated hours over Mumbai Metropolitan region. However, it has been noticed that women passengers are travelling with their child/children. In view of the above, it is once again reiterated that only ladies are allowed during the timing stipulated and not children. Hence it is requested to depute RPF at each entry gate and issue necessary instructions to restrict the entry of the children at the entrance itself,"

The state government had earlier written to the railways and the centre seeking permission for women to be allowed on the Mumbai locals. After thorough consideration, the permission was approved, and women were given consent to travel by the Mumbai local trains from October 21, 2020.

However, as a result of the restricted timings for their travels, several women commuters have expressed their displeasure stating that the timings were not suited for their working hours. They have demanded the government to make changes in its decision. Furthermore, the passengers informed that some of them have to reach their workplaces at 10:00 in the morning. They objected to the timings which allowed them to travel via local trains only after 11:00 AM elucidating its inconveniences.

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