Mumbai, 20 October, 2020: Railways will allow women to travel on suburban trains from 21.10.2020 between 11.00 am to 3.00 pm and after 7.00 pm. Railways were always ready and with the receipt of letter from Maharashtra Government today, Railways have allowed this travel.
Railways are currently operating 1406 special suburban services on Mumbai suburban network of Central and Western Railway. Central Railway has added 225 suburban services making it total 706 from 19.10.2020. Western Railway have added 194 services on 15.10.2020 and will add 4 services ( ladies special ) on 21.10.2020 . WR will be running 704 suburban services on its network including six ladies special.Thus, Railways will be operating 1410 special suburban services wef 21.10.2020.
Checking of passengers coming to stations
1) Between 11 am to 3 pm and after 7 pm: no checking of ladies for QR code/ identity and only tickets will be checked, as all ladies are allowed. Others to be checked for QR code/ identity cards in addition to valid tickets
2) Other timings: everyone to be checked as per QR code/ identity cards and valid tickets.
Except for essential category staff as per identified by the State Government and ladies ( Between 11 am to 3 pm and after 7 pm), others are requested not to rush to the stations.
It is also requested that travellers should follow medical and social protocols as mandated for COVID19.