The Indian Railways permitted women commuters to travel by suburban trains during certain times from October 21.
Now, the Maharashtra government is likely to take decision in the next few days on allowing all passengers to travel on Mumbai’s local trains .
Maharashtra relief and rehabilitation minister Vijay Wadettiwar on Tuesday said that the state government held discussions with various stakeholders and the decision to allow all to travel on local trains will be taken in the next couple of days.
While responding to a tweet by a commuter, Vijay Wadettiwar said: “We will take decision on starting local train services for all in the next couple of days. We have held discussions with various stakeholders. Mumbaikar will get relief on this soon."
The general public has been facing hardships to travel to their workplace due to limited transportation facilities.
The local trains were suspended for the general public since the lockdown began on March 22.
Dear Sir @CMOMaharashtra@OfficeofUT— M. K. Ludhwani (@m_ludhwani) October 27, 2020
Earlier Women allowed to travel in Mumbai Locals. Now Lawyers allowed too. Why disallow businessmen employees common man❓ Its BIG INJUSTICE to block @mumbairailusers in Diwali season.@PiyushGoyal@AUThackeray@VijayWadettiwar@DrSEShindepic.twitter.com/TeaiOEe3Qd