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Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt. to devise a way to allow citizens on the local trains

The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to come up with a way to permit common people to use the local trains in Mumbai.

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt. to devise a way to allow citizens on the local trains
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On Tuesday, September 29, the Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government to come up with a way to permit common people to use the local trains in Mumbai as people are losing jobs and are in difficult financial positions due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

This came after the court heard a plea by lawyers seeking permission to board the suburban trains. As relaxations in the lockdown norms have taken place, several things have begun in stages which include increased attendance in companies and workplaces. As a result, people have been facing difficulties traversing in other transportation systems as the local trains happen to be the most convenient way of commuting in the city.

The bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni also sought reply from the state government on another plea of lawyers demanding that consumer courts across the state be directed to begin proceedings either online or through physical hearings.

Moreover, the court has directed the lawyers' associations to come up with appropriate suggestions, not only for the benefit of the lawyers but also for the convenience of all sections of the society. The court has also asked the lawyers' associations to submit suggestions to the state government and submit their views on an affidavit by October 5 on what suggestions can be considered and implemented.

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