Full Covid-19 vaccination mandatory to travel in Mumbai local trains

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to board the local trains in Mumbai.

Full vaccination mandatory for travel in Mumbai local trains for essential workers and government employees,said in its latest notification.

The Maharashtra government issued an order allowing the common people, irrespective of the nature of their jobs, who are vaccinated fully against COVID-19 to board suburban trains in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). In this order, the state government has extended the definition of fully vaccinated people to cover even those people who are working in non-essential sectors.

The state government has extended the definition of fully vaccinated people to cover even those people who are working in non-essential sectors. This means people who have taken both the doses of vaccines against COVID-19 and completed 14 days after inoculation can travel in local trains. The government also stated that the people working in essential sectors must be fully vaccinated and should have completed the 14 days post-inoculation before they can be allowed to board local trains, order stated.

Currently, essential services like medical services, telecom sector, gas supplies, water providers, and government personnel, etc. have been issued passes irrespective of their vaccination status to ensure that the essential services are not affected.

It is to be noted here that both the railways had yesterday said that suburban local services in Mumbai will operate at 100 per cent capacity and pre-pandemic levels starting October 28, but the existing travel restrictions for the general public will remain unchanged.

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