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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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All Mumbai local services to return to tracks from October 28

In a bid to streamline and regulate the increased passenger load in local trains, the Central and Western Railways have decided to resume 100% suburban services in the Mumbai division, starting October 28. Notably, the Railways have clarified that though all services are being restored, the existing travel restrictions for the general public will continue. Only those recognised and allowed by the government and Ministry of Railways are permitted to travel in the local trains, in accordance with the established standard operating procedures (SOP).

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Mumbai local trains on Main & Harbour Line to be affected today due to a mega block

The Central Railways has announced a mega block for local train services on Sunday, to conduct regular maintenance work. The suburban rail services on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai local network will remain closed for almost 5 hours today. Additionally, there will be a ten-hour jumbo block on the up-slow route between Diva and Thane on the mainline, in connection with the 5th and 6th line, read reports. Check all block timings and traffic regulations here:

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More trains to be added to Mumbai local's fleet to meet high travel demand

The Mumbai suburban train network resumed services for the general public (only fully vaccinated individuals) on Sunday. Reportedly, an increased number of locals have been deployed across the MMR, including the Western and Central Railway lines to meet an increased influx of passengers, effective from today. It may be noted that only those who comply with the norms of safe train travel and are in possession of a travel pass, will be permitted to board the trains.

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Citizens can now get e-passes for Mumbai locals, check details here!

In an attempt to ease the pass procurement process for travel in Mumbai locals, the Maharashtra government has initiated the facility of e-passes for fully inoculated individuals. While offline passes were available previously, citizens who have completed 14 days after the second vaccine jab can now also purchase passes online. As per reports, BMC affirmed that e-passes would be easily provided under the 'Universal Pass System', as the suburban trains resume operations from August 15 onwards.

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