The Maharashtra government is planning to suspend Mumbai local train services for the general public again amid the spike in covid cases in the region over the last two weeks.
The authorities will soon take a decision after a review of the cases in the next few days, The state government will mostly reduce the allotted time slots or completely revoke the permission after which only people working in essential services can travel.
Relief and rehabilitation minister Vijay Wadettiwar said on Friday that the state government was thinking of rescheduling the train timing in the wake of the rising cases. “We will not completely restrict the general public from commuting on the train, but will reschedule the timings,” he said..
After being suspended for almost ten months since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown last year, the local train services in Mumbai resumed for the public from February 1.
Railway authorities has classified three-time slots for the general public - from the first service of the day to 7 am, 12 pm to 4 pm and 9 pm to the end of the day.
The cases in MMR rose to 1976 on February 25 from 1075 cases two weeks ago on February 10.