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Suburban trains won’t be available immediately for all: Uddhav Thackeray

COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in few districts of Maharashtra. The state officials issued a new guideline to ease services. Mumbai locals won't be available immediately for all says Uddhav Thackeray


On Tuesday i.e. August 3, a fresh guideline has been issued on easing COVID-19 restrictions in few districts of Maharashtra. As per the new guidelines the public gardens will be allowed to keep open for exercise and jogging purposes only, agricultural activity, civil works, industrial activity, transport of goods can remain functional at full capacity, government and private offices can be operational with full capacity, shops and malls except essential shops to remain closed on Sundays. The restrictions have been eased in only 14 districts. While mentioning about the Suburban trains, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray said the train services will not be made immediately available for all.

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During a press conference in Sangli, MAHA CM said, “Allowing all on the local trains is difficult in this phase. We will relax curbs in phases and review the impact before taking any further decision [about suburban trains].”  For the unversed, last week the officials apparently discussed about allowing train services to fully vaccinated people. On the other side the the Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a comprehensive plan to permit vaccinated people to travel by Mumbai local trains. The court even apparently questioned the officials as to why all vaccinated could not be allowed to travel by train when everyone is allowed to travel by buses. The officials are likely to discuss again on easing train services for fully vaccinated people on Tuesday (Aug 3), according to the reports.

Meanwhile check out the modified guidelines for COVID-19:

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