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Maharashtra Curfew: Is everyone allowed to commute in Mumbai local trains?

According to the guidelines, private vehicles owners are restricted to take out vehicles on the roads without any purpose. But people are allowed to travel by public transport like buses, autorickshaw and taxis.

Maharashtra Curfew: Is everyone allowed to commute in Mumbai local trains?
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The state government has made it clear that the general public can use the suburban railway service during the restrictions, which has been imposed in Maharashtra to break the chain of the virus but only for a valid reason.

However, walking and cycling on the roads has been banned. E-commerce also allows the distribution of essential services such as groceries, medicines, foodstuffs, etc.

The state government has released detailed information on what can be used during the curfew in the state, what is allowed and what is not allowed. According to the guidelines, private vehicles owners are restricted to take out vehicles on the roads without any purpose. But people are allowed to travel by public transport like buses, autorickshaw and taxis.

Passengers will be given access to the bus as per the seating capacity. Similarly, there is limited capacity while using autorickshaw and taxi too.

What’s not allowed:

  • Clothing stores, bookstores, liquor stores and cigarette shops.
  • Materials can be ordered online or by telephone, but construction material stores cannot be kept open throughout day. They are allowed to open only in case of emergencies.
  • NGOs working to help animals as well as people cannot continue their work without the approval of the local administration.
  • With the help of ‘Movers and Packers’ service providers, in exceptional circumstances, household items can be moved elsewhere with the permission of the local administration.
  • Going for a morning walk, run or cycling.
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