asked the Railways to allow teachers and non-teaching staff of
schools to board suburban trains in Mumbai which are currently
allowed to the people working in essential sectors.
In a tweet, state education minister Varsha Gaikwad on
Wednesday said the government has allowed teachers and other
staff to travel by local trains and sent a copy of the letter
to the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR).
“You are requested to direct the concerned school
teachers and non-teaching staff to use services of local
trains in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with the
immediate effect,” stated the letter dated November 6, a copy
of which was tweeted by the minister on Wednesday.
The letter was addressed to the General Managers of
the CR and the WR by Kishore Raje Nimbalkar, Secretary,
Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation.
The Maharashtra School Education department recently
released a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ahead
of the reopening of schools in the state from November 23.
Schools will reopen only for classes IX to XII. PTI MR
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