Maharashtra Government on Friday approved the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1.
A railway official said the state government’s proposal has been conveyed to the competent authorities and a formal announcement is expected soon.
State Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar has asked the Chief General Managers of Western and Central Railway to allow local train commuters to travel as per the laid down schedule, the state government official said.
In regards to the announcement, Kumar has issued a statement which says, “Travel for the general public will be allowed till 7am from the start of the first local train. Then from 12 to 4 pm in the afternoon, and then after 9 pm in the night.”
Local trains have been off bounds for the general public since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. They resumed in June for the essential services workers.