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Mumbai: Viral Photo Shows Young Man Bowing in Respect Before a Local Train


Mumbai: Viral Photo Shows Young Man Bowing in Respect Before a Local Train
Source: Central Railways Twitter
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With Mumbai’s suburban trains finally resuming services after being shut for 10 months for the common people, a picture that was captured on Monday shows what it means to Mumbaikars to have their favourite mode of public transport restored. 

This comes as citizens were allowed to travel on local trains during non-peak hours starting Monday. The image shows a young man bowing down before the coach entrance in respect and gratitude for the services resuming again. 

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Understandably, it didn’t take long for the picture to be trending on Twitter, with many saying that such emotions can only be felt by Mumbaikars who have felt the absence of local trains over the past several months.  

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Local trains were carrying essential workers and other government employees since pretty early in the pandemic. Authorities established a QR code-based pass to make sure that only people previously identified can travel via locals. 

Data shows that over 26 lakh passengers travelled by local trains until 6 PM on Monday, Feb 1. This is up from 17 lakh on January 29. 

Despite the good news, there were significant concerns as local trains were seen to be jam-packed with multiple passengers trying to fit into one seat. This goes to show that social distancing is a near impossibility on Mumbai’s local trains. 

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