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Mumbai alerted by the first case of the Avian Flu; BMC issues guidelines to tackle outbreak

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued an advisory, after samples of birds who died in the city on Sunday, tested positive for the avian flu virus. As per claims, around 11 crows were found dead in Mumbai's Chembur area and their samples were sent to the concerned department, for further examinations. After the reports testified the presence of the bird flu strain, BMC urgently issued guidelines to prevent the further outbreak of the disease in the city.

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Mumbai University awaits resumption of local trains for all, before commencing offline classes

Post the complete shutdown of the Mumbai locals during the early phase of the pandemic, the services gradually opened up for certain sections of the population. Given the dwindling number of COVID-19 patients in the city, the complete revival of the local trains is anticipated in the near future but the government hasn't taken a final decision yet. Keeping this in mind, Mumbai University has shelved the idea of allowing offline classes till local trains are resumed for the general public.

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Mumbai suburban trains may resume for all, depending on the COVID-19 curve during New Year

The Maharashtra Health Minister on Wednesday, stated that the decision of allowing commuters to board suburban trains in Mumbai will be taken into consideration only after analysing the trend of COVID-19 cases in New Year. Presently, only a few sections of the general population, including essential services and women, have been granted access to the train services. Earlier, the railway authorities had also extended their permission allocated to lawyers practising in courts and registered clerks of advocates, to travel in special Mumbai suburban trains during specific time slots.

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In a first, Central Railway introduces 10 new AC local services on Mumbai's main CSMT-Kalyan route

The Central Railway has decided to introduce 10 new AC local train services on the main, central line, between Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus (CSMT) to Kalyan, replacing the already existing locals, starting today. The Central Railway's mainline operates from the CMST in South Mumbai to Kasara, Thane District and Khoplo, Raigad District. This is the first time, since the addition of the AC rakes in the local fleet, that air-conditioned services will ply between CSMT and Kalyan.

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Extension granted to Mumbai lawyers to travel in local trains 'till further advice'

In a joint press-conference on Thursday, the Central and Western Railways have extended travel permissions granted to lawyers practicing in courts and registered clerks of advocated to travel in the local trains in Mumbai. These officials are now allowed to use the suburban transport system following the state established travel protocols, 'till further advice'. Earlier, on October 26, the Railways had permitted the lawyers to use the Mumbai locals on days of hearings, until November 23.

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