Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
A day after the Centre allowed Indian Railways to gradually resume passenger train services, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start Mumbai local trains for those who are work in essential services. Mumbai suburban railway services, the lifeline of the Maximum City, have been on halt since March 22 to mitigate the virus spread in the country.
Local trains should run for those people who are allowed to go to work in the Mumbai region, Maharashtra chief minister told PM Modi during a video conference with PM Modi. Passengers will be able to board trains if they show their ID cards, and Thackeray added.
Thackeray also urged PM Modi to show specific and concrete direction on the ongoing lockdown. Show us specific and concrete direction on lockdown, the states will implement the same.
Maharashtra registered over 1,000 cases for the sixth straight day, taking the COVID-19 count in the state to 23,401, according to ministry of health and family welfare.