Revoke suburban train travel time slots: Thane BJP to C Rly

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Thane, Feb 1 (PTI) A delegation of the Thane unit of the BJP met Central Railway's Mumbai Divisional Railway Manager Shalabh Goel and demanded that suburban train travel time slots announced by the Maharashtra government for common citizens amid the COVID-19 outbreak be revoked.

BJP leader and MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, MLC Niranjan Davkhare and others met Goel on Sunday and said all sections of society should be allowed to travel without time slots so that crowding in trains can be controlled.

Travel by local trains, lifeline for millions of people living in Mumbai and surrounding areas, was restricted to some priority groups involved in the fight against the pandemic for several months amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

On January 29, after a request by the Maharashtra government, the railway ministry said all citizens will be able to use suburban trains, but in time slots decided by local authorities. PTI COR BNM BNM