Mumbai: Mumbai local train services won’t be resumed for general public due to a possible third wave of COVID-19, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said.
The Chief Minister said this during a press conference in Sangli, where he is to take stock of the situation and review the steps taken by the administration towards flood management in the affected district.
While addressing the media, he also urged offices to alter or change the timings accordingly for their employees.
While people are urging the state government to avail local train service for all those who have been fully vaccinated, the Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government to allow vaccinated people to travel Mumbai local trains and questioned as to why all vaccinated could not be allowed to travel by train when everyone is allowed to travel by buses.
Notably, local train services, also known as Mumbai’s lifeline, are currently operational only for essential service workers, because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Recently, the demand for the resumption of suburban train services for the general public has been gaining momentum.
Meanwhile, nine of the 36 districts in Maharashtra continue to report a high weekly growth rate against the state average of 0.11%. And, 10 districts have a high weekly positivity rate against the state average of 3.8%.