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Railways to ply 700 more Mumbai local trains but not for general passengers


The trains will, however, only carry essential services personnel identified by the Maharashtra government

To ensure social distancing, every train will carry only 700 passengers against the capacity of 1,200

The Railways will expand its suburban services in Mumbai from Wednesday and run 350 trains each in the Central and Western Railway Zones, Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

The trains will, however, only carry essential services personnel identified by the Maharashtra government.

Local trains, the lifeline of the country's financial capital, were suspended on March 23 as national lockdown to contain coronavirus came into force.

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