Mumbai Local Trains Will Not Start Until Corona Is Over: Vijay Wadettiwar
Mumbai, 21st June 2021: As corona infections are declining in Mumbai and the number of patients is declining, everyone is waiting for the local trains to start.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra state relief and rehabilitation minister Vijay Wadettiwar has made it clear that the Mumbai local will not start until the corona is over.
Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had also expressed inability to start the local. They have suggested that the local may be started in stages, first for women or certain employees. However, despite the declining number of patients in Mumbai, it is clear that the locals will have to wait for travel as they have decided to continue with the level three restrictions.
Despite the declining number of corona patients in Mumbai, no changes have been made to the existing restrictions in Mumbai since Monday. As per the state government’s norms, Mumbai is now included in phase one, but as a precautionary measure, experts have predicted a third wave, so Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has decided to continue with level three restrictions.
The state government had formulated the criteria two weeks ago to relax the restrictions imposed for the past two months.
However, after two weeks, the situation in Mumbai is improving and the number of victims has come down. However, the BMC has decided to impose level three restrictions on Mumbai. Therefore, the current restrictions on shops, establishments, and private offices will remain.
Although the incidence of infections in Mumbai has come down, 600 to 700 new patients are being registered every day due to the large population. The commissioner had said two days ago that the restrictions would be relaxed if the number drops to 150-200 per day or the COVID positivity rate falls below 2%.