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Mumbai local for all to start soon, says Uddhav Thackeray

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Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Monday chaired a review meeting over opening up local train services for all. A decision in the matter is still pending but the government will likely to resume the suburban local train services in Mumbai for all very soon.

Currently, only select categories of people, including staff of essential services and women, are allowed to board suburban trains due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic.

According to the Chief Minister’s office, “The CM has discussed various options on how to resume local train services for all in such a way that would not get crowded as the coronavirus pandemic is not over yet.”

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar, Principal Advisor to the Chief Minister Ajoy Mehta, Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, General Manager of Western Railway Alok Kansal, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, and other senior officials of the health department.

Meanwhile, 471 persons tested positive for the virus on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the financial capital to 3.6 lakh.

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