Janata Curfew: Mumbai local trains effectively shut down, no passenger train to operate till 10 pm

  • | Sunday | 22nd March, 2020

Mumbai's local train services, considered the lifeline of the city, will be effectively shut down on Sunday in the wake of 'Janata Curfew' called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More than 75 lakh people commute everyday by using these Mumbai lifeline local trains which stop at more than 125 stations which will be safeguarded by police and other security officers. Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope had earlier said that the government would be compelled to shut down the local train services and other modes of public transport if crowds did not thin. "Railways has found some cases of Coronavirus infected passengers in trains which makes train travel risky. Avoid train travel as you may also get infected if your co-passenger has Coronavirus.

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