Mumbai: Central Railway adds 68 more local train services

Updated: 25 September, 2020 07:47 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar | Mumbai

The Western Railway recently added 150 more services taking the total number to 500 from September 21

The services have been gradually increased for the convenience of passengers and to avoid crowding and maintain social distancing. File pic
The services have been gradually increased for the convenience of passengers and to avoid crowding and maintain social distancing. File pic

The Central Railway (CR) Mumbai, on Thursday, announced 68 more local train trips with immediate effect, taking the total number of services from 355 to 423.

Confirming the development, CR's chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said, "Central Railway currently operates 355 special suburban services for essential services staff as notified by the government of Maharashtra. In order to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding, CR has taken a decision to increase the number of daily special suburban services from 355 to 423 from September 24."

Sutar said the special suburban trains and stations over CR are regularly sanitised and cleaned to upkeep proper hygiene.

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First Published: 25 September, 2020 04:41 IST

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