Teachers & non-teaching school staff will soon be able to travel in Mumbai local trains

To streamline the entire process of reopening schools in Maharashtra, the MSE department has given a list of SOPs to be followed.

After permitting the reopening of schools and educational institutions in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government is making way for the teachers and non-teaching staff of schools, into the Mumbai local trains. Schools in Maharashtra will reopen partially starting November 23 and the Railway authorities confirmed on Wednesday that teachers and non-teaching staff in schools will be allowed to travel in Local trains for this purpose. Till now, only essential workers were allowed to board Mumbai local trains, considering the COVID-19 outbreak.


What's the update?

It is under the guidelines of the WR and CR that the teachers and non-teaching staff of schools are being allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains. "You are requested to direct the concerned school teachers and non-teaching staff to use services of local trains in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with the immediate effect," stated a letter dated November 6, 2020, a copy of which was tweeted by the State Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad.

What you need to know about reopening of schools

In efforts to streamline the entire process of reopening schools in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra School Education department has given a list of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). As per the instructions, schools will only be reopening for students of class IX to XII. Additionally, students of classes IX to XII will attend school on alternate days to ensure a 50 per cent attendance ratio. A school day will span no more than four hours and no lunch break will be given to students. Furthermore, the SOP goes on to highlight the safety measures and precautions that should be observed by all teachers and students alike, in the school premises.

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