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Teachers, school staff allowed to use Mumbai local train services – education

Teachers and non-teaching school personnel were allowed to board suburban trains running in Mumbai and its metropolitan region amid the coronavirus outbreak, rail officials said Friday.

In a joint statement, Western and Central Railways, which operate the suburban system in MMR, said permission has been granted with immediate effect.

Valid identity cards are the authority to enter the stations, according to the statement, adding that adherence to social distancing and other regulations in place for the COVID-19 outbreak was a must.

The state government had asked railroads last week to allow this section to address suburban services, which resumed on June 15 on the condition that only those designated as essential services personnel can travel.

Currently 3,141 suburban services run daily.

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