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Fully vaccinated individuals might soon be allowed in Mumbai local trains

The Guardian Minister of Mumbai on Wednesday hinted at the possibilities of resumption of local train services for the general public, within two to three days. The suburban train operations were running on a precautionary, restricted schedule and passenger load for the last 4 months in wake of the second COVID rise. However, the cabinet has now reviewed the possibility of resuming the service of the local trains and BEST buses for the commoners, given the dip in infections and significant vaccine coverage.

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Indian Railways successfully completes one of the longest micro-tunneling works in Mumbai

Built with the ambition of reducing traffic and preventing water entrapments during monsoon in the central suburbs of Mumbai, a micro tunneling project at the Sandhurst Road railway station has finally witnessed the light of the day. Pegged to be one of the longest micro-tunelling works in the city, the groundwork for this 415-meter long route was completed in record 4 months' time, read reports.

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QR code-based Universal Travel Passes to be issued for Mumbai locals, metro & monorail

Despite the pandemic restrictions, people have been using fake ID cards to commute through Mumbai local trains. In a bid to curb this blatant flouting of rules, the Maharashtra government along with the railway authorities, is introducing a Universal Travel Pass which shall be QR code-based. In the wake of the Delta Plus cases in the state, this restriction shall help in ensuring the safety of the citizens by keeping a check on the spread of this deadly contagion.

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QR code-based pass to be made compulsory once again, for traveling in Mumbai local trains

In an attempt to stagger crowds in Mumbai local trains, the Maharashtra Disaster Management Team has decided to reintroduce the QR code-based railway pass. This will simultaneously dissuade illicit travellers (those without local train travel permission) or those with face identity cards to board the trains. The Railways have stated that they have been working in association with the state government to facilitate the pass-service, with full support.

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Teachers on SSC exam duty now permitted to travel in Mumbai locals

The Maharashtra government on Thursday, permitted all teaching and non-teaching staff involved in class 10 (SSC) exams assessments to avail the suburban train services. It may be noted that other school staff, who are required to be in schools for online classes, are not allowed to board the local trains. The state has decided to have 50% attendance for school teachers and all lecturers in junior college.

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