Mumbai local trains to resume from August 15 for fully vaccinated people

Mumbai suburban local trains will be open from August 15 for the people who have been fully vaccinated and completed 14 days after receiving the second dose of an anti-Covid vaccine, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday.

At present, the local train service is only open for government employees and essential services staffers.

Thackeray said a meeting with the state Covid Task Force will be held on Monday to discuss steps to ease curbs for places of worship and provide more relaxation to the hotels, restaurants and malls.

CM Uddhav Thackeray announced on media Sunday. “We are allowing the local trains to the general public from August 15. In the first phase, those who have taken both the doses of vaccines and have completed 14 days after taking the second dose, will be allowed to travel by the local trains. We have prepared a mobile application where fully vaccinated people can register to get a railway pass.”

Regular operations were shut down in April this year during the devastating second wave of COVID-19.