Central Railway permits inter-state transportation; e-pass no longer required

The Central Railways has permitted inter-state transportation with the booking of trains to begin from September 2.

Central Railway permits inter-state transportation; e-pass no longer required

With the abolishment of the e-pass requirement for travelling, the Central Railways has permitted inter-state transportation. Moreover, the booking of the trains is to start from Wednesday, September 2.

The Central Railways had earlier issued a statement regarding the commencement of the booking. In this circular, it stated that since the government has allowed travel from one district to another, the CR is starting inter-district passenger transport by rail. For this, the passenger reservation facility is being implemented. From September 2, passengers will be able to book inter-state train travel at the railway station.

Maharashtra, in the fourth phase of the Unlock, has allowed the inter-district movement of people and goods without the need for any permission. However, it stressed the use of face coverings, social distancing, and following the practice of Work from Home as far as possible and staggering the work hours in a bid to contain the spread of the contagious disease.

Moreover, legal action can be taken against people violating the containment measures as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, in the last 24 hours, clocked 15,765 cases of the novel coronavirus taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to 5,84,537.

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