Indian Railways announced the resumption of monthly season ticket (MST) sales for several passenger trains operating in the North Western Railway zone this week after launching several special trains in the recent past. Indian Railways is gradually opening up various services and resuming train operations as the COVID-19 cases across the country come down. According to North Western Railway officials, Indian Railways has decided to resume the sale of MST for 19 pairs of trains running in the NWR zone.
Lt. Shashi Kiran, Chief Public Relations Officer, North Western Railway said, “In order to reduce the number of corona virus cases in the region and for the safety and convenience of the people, we have resumed MST for select routes and trains.”
At the same time, four months ago, the state government of Maharashtra closed the local train services of the Indian Railways for the general public to prevent the spread of Kovid-19. However, recently, the Maharashtra government has allowed those who have taken both the doses against corona. Suburban local trains in Mumbai city have been allowed to board at least 14 days after receiving their second COVID vaccine dose. As per the IE report, the authorities will verify the vaccination status of the traveler before giving the necessary clearances for purchasing the monthly pass. Local trains for general public in Mumbai have resumed from 15 August 2021.
According to the information, about 1,26,883 citizens have been issued local train passes for Mumbai’s Lifeline local train from August 1 to August 15 at 4 pm. So far this number can be considered to be more than 1.5 lakhs. Considering the number of monthly passes, the local crowd is likely to increase from tomorrow. In this background, it has been decided to start the local service of Mumbai at full capacity. Officials said that all passengers will have to carry monthly pass, final certificate of vaccination and an ID card while traveling by local trains.
How can travelers get passes online?
The Relief and Rehabilitation Department of Maharashtra has launched a website to provide e-passes to people engaged in essential services. Public can visit this website (https://epassmsdma.mahait.org) to get their monthly pass.
These rules will be beneficial for you
Due to not getting tickets in a hurry, you can travel only by taking platform tickets. According to the rules of the railway, if you do not have a reservation and you have to go somewhere by train, then you can board the train only by taking a platform ticket. In this, you have to go to the ticket checker in the train itself and take your ticket. You will have to contact TTE by taking a platform ticket, after which TTE will create a ticket to your destination.
If you do not have a reservation, then a penalty charge of Rs 250 will be charged from the passenger, after which the ticket can be made by paying the total fare of the journey.
safe railway between corona
It is to be known that Indian Railways has made complete vaccination mandatory for its employees. If vaccination is not done then the employee will not be made to join duty. Clear instructions have been given, no vaccination no duty. Indian Railways has lost 2,952 employees to COVID-19 and at least 157,496 employees tested positive for the virus. According to the central government data, it shows how the pandemic affected the human resource of the national transporter. In 1,931 cases of employees who have died, the government has given jobs on compassionate grounds to their eligible family members.
Latest Updates on Delhi Metro
A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court demanding that the Delhi government’s decision of 100 percent seating capacity in Delhi Metro be stayed. However, with the court refusing to interfere, it is not mandatory to use the metro, even if you choose not to. With this, it has been decided that at present the Delhi Metro will continue to fill the speed with 100 percent seating capacity.
At the same time, the work of connecting the signal system on the Trilokpuri-Mayur Vihar pocket one corridor of the Pink Line is to be done. Due to this, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made slight changes in the operating timings of the Metro on the Pink Line. Under this, the operation of the Metro will start half an hour late in the morning on the Pink Line. At the same time, the operation of the metro will stop one hour earlier in the night. This arrangement will come into effect from the night of August 16. After this, the Metro will operate on the Pink Line for 25 days from 6.30 am to 10 pm. Operations will resume as usual from September 11. Normally the operation of the metro starts at 6 in the morning and the metro is available till 11 pm on the Pink Line.