Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): The central and western Railways will resume 100 percent suburban services, operations from October 28 for a million of people in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts.
According to the officials only specified categories of people are allowed due to Covid-19 protocols of Maharashtra Government on both the CR and WR local trains services. The news comes after 20 months of total stoppage of Mumbai’s Lifeline, the suburban suburban train services was implemented from March 22,2020 till June 15,2020 during the initial phase of the strict lockdown, badly hitting the 8.5 million plus daily commuters of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
Skeletal to partial services that were operated for essential categories of commuters during the pandemic lockdown, and as restrictions eased, more categories were permitted to travel. The CR and WR are currently operating almost 96 percent of their total services with 1,702 and 1,304 services for the commuters. The full load will help reduce the excruciating delays of many people, including students who are experiencing problems since past months to commute from home to office or the educational institution and return.