Railways have restricted women from carrying their children along with them in the Mumbai local trains. The decision was announced a second time as a large number of children were found traveling along with the women passengers in the local trains. This rule holds good for both Central Railway as well as Western Railway routes. The rule was approved by DRM Mumbai and Mumbai Central. In order to have an eye on this rule and to stop children from boarding the local trains, each entry gate will be deployed with a Railway Protection Force (RPF).
The order states, “Railway Board has only permitted the ladies passengers to travel in local trains during the stipulated hours over Mumbai Metropolitan Region. However, it has been noticed that women passengers are traveling with their child/children. In view of the above, it is once again reiterated that only ladies are allowed during the timing stipulated and not children. Hence it is requested to depute RPF at each entry gate and issue necessary instructions to restrict the entry of the children at the entrance itself.”
During October end, under the ‘Begin Again’ Mission, all women were permitted to travel by the locals by the Maharashtra government. Earlier, only women working in government offices and essential services were permitted to travel. The stipulated time between women travelers can travel is between 11 am to 3 pm and 7 pm until midnight.
Maharashtra has touched a peak by recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far in India. 6,406 new cases were reported and the state’s case history jumped to 18,02,365 cases on 26th November. On the same day, Mumbai city’s rate stands at 2,79,744 which includes 1,147 new COVID-19 cases. 10,740 deaths are recorded so far in the city.