Mumbai: Mumbai local trains may not resume before November keeping in view the spike in COVID cases in the state. The news has led to angry commuters protesting outside the railway station.
Around 300 angry commuters staged a protest outside Virar railway station on Monday afternoon, demanding permission to travel by local trains. Office-goers gathered outside the station and demanded the resumption of suburban train services, reported Hindustan Times.
A similar incident took place on July 22 at Nalasopara. However, the Railway Protection Police (RPF), Government Railway Police (GRP), and local police personnel managed to disrupt the protest.
At present, only frontline and essential workers are allowed to commute by the local trains in Mumbai.