Private security guards wearing uniform and carrying valid identity cards can travel in special local train services in Mumbai from today, railway officials said.
The Central Railway and the Western Railway zones of the Indian Railways issued a joint statement on the request of Govt of Maharashtra, vide letter No. DMU 2020/ CR 92/ DM 1 dated 19 October, permission has been granted by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India to private guards travelling with uniform for travel by special western services over the Mumbai Suburban Network. They are requested to receive QR code from the State Government of Maharashtra at the earliest.
The private security guards with uniform and valid identity cards are authority for entry at the stations. Additional booking counters will be opened at important railway stations for the passengers.