In a major move to break the chain of infection of COVID, the Government of Maharashtra restricted the access to local trains in Mumbai for only healthcare workers and government employees. The restrictions came in force from April 22 night 8:00 pm and will remain effective till 7 am on May 1.
As per the statement from the state government, the government entities include civic bodies of Mumbai, Thane and other corporations, zilla parishads, government authorities, statutory commissions and agencies. Besides these, any other person even notified as under essential services or exempted by the government as per earlier orders including media persons will not be allowed to travel in the local, the statement added.
Another statement from the chief minister’s office (CMO) said that essential services or those exempted from the curbs can carry their organisation’s identity card and travel by private vehicles to their work.