Teachers in addition to non-teaching school staff have been allowed to board suburban trains being run in Mumbai and its metropolitan region amid the coronavirus outbreak, railway officials said on Friday.
In a joint release, Western and Central Railways, which function the suburban system in MMR, said permission has been granted with instant effect.
Legal identity cards are authority for entry at the stations, the release said, adding that adherence to social distancing and others norms in place for the COVID-19 outbreak were a will have to.
The state government had final week asked the railways to allow this section to board suburban products and services, which resumed on June 15 with the condition that only those designated as fundamental products and services staff can shuttle.
Currently, 3,141 suburban products and services are being run day-to-day.