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"Allow Women To Travel By Mumbai Locals": Maharashtra To Railways

A senior railway official mentioned the proposal has been forwarded to the Railway Board. (FILE)

Mumbai:

The Maharashtra authorities has requested basic managers of Central and Western Railway to permit all girls to journey on native trains within the Mumbai area from Saturday.

A senior railway official mentioned the proposal has been forwarded to the Railway Board.

Presently solely restricted classes of individuals, together with important companies workers, are allowed to journey by native trains in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

In letters despatched to each the zonal railways on Thursday, state Catastrophe Administration, Aid and Rehabilitation secretary Kishor Raje Nimbalkar mentioned the practice companies needs to be made accessible to girls passengers from 11 am to three pm and from 7 pm onwards until the top of the companies for the day.

QR code passes — at present given to those that are entitled to journey — shouldn’t be required for ladies for touring throughout these time slots, he mentioned.

The frequency of trains also needs to be elevated, the letter mentioned.

Railway authorities in Mumbai mentioned the proposal has been forwarded to the Railway Board for approval.

A senior railway official mentioned the board’s nod is important for this resolution.

The Western Railway, in the meantime, additionally wrote a letter to the Maharashtra authorities, requesting it to evaluate the quantum of passengers that’s prone to enhance, in order that

COVID-19 security protocols might be deliberate. It additionally proposed a gathering between Railway officers and the state authorities to work out the modalities.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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