Local trains will resume their services only when the states are ready: Railway Board

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Although the services have been there of Mumbai local trains only for ferrying essential staff, suburban railway services have remained suspended even in Unlock 4. “We will consider resuming suburban railway services once the state governments concerned are ready and they approach us,” Railway Board chairman VK Yadav said here while addressing Press Reporters. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was also present with Mr Yadav.

“We have to minimise the spread of Covid-19. Once the state governments approach us, we will work the modalities to resume services,” He said.

On the resumption of the local trains in West Bengal, the chairman said, “We are in continuous touch with the West Bengal government. There have been frequent lockdowns in the state. Special trains were also suspended last month. Metro has started operations. We are discussing with the government over the resumption of local train services.”

Recently, the bombay High Court allowed lawyers in Mumbai to use the Mumbai locals.

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