Mumbai: Govt staff, health
workers can use local trains;
With new coronavirus-induced restrictions coming into force in
Maharashtra from Thursday night, the state government said only
government personnel and health workers will be allowed to
travel by suburban trains in Mumbai.
The fresh restrictions under the government's 'Break- the-Chain'
programmer came into force at 8 pm on Thursday and will
remain effective till 7 am on May 1.
No one else even notified as essential services or under
exemptions as per earlier government orders will be allowed to
use local trains during this period, said a statement issued by the
office of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray here.
Government entities include civic bodies of Mumbai, Thane and
other corporations, zilla parishads, government authorities,
statutory commissions and agencies, the statement said.
Accredited media personnel are prominent among those excluded
from the use of suburban trains which are the lifeline of Mumbai
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