uniform and carrying valid identity cards can travel in
special local train services in Mumbai from Friday, railway
The Central Railway and the Western Railway issued a
joint statement saying that permission has been granted to
private security guards to travel on special local train
services following a request by the Maharashtra government.
“They are requested to obtain QR code from the state
government at the earliest,” the release said.
However, till that time travel permission will be
granted to them on the basis of their uniforms with valid
identity cards, it added.
From June 15, around 1,410 special suburban services
are being run for essential services staff, including the
state and central government employees. QR-coded identity
cards are mandatory for train travel for majority of those
authorised to travel in these trains.
According to a senior railway official,the
Maharashtra government on Thursday urged the authorities to
permit the lawyers and their registered clerks to travel in
local trains during non-peak hours.
He said that after getting approval from the competent
authority, the railways will permit them to use the services.
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