MUMBAI: Employees of the private and cooperative banks will be allowed to travel in local trains on the basis of the their identify cards till time they are not issued the QR codes by the Mumbai Police.
Till now, only employees of state government, central government, public sector banks, Mumbai Port Trust, Raj Bhavan staff, aircraft maintenance staff and those involved in health sector are allowed to travel in these special trains.
CR’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said, “On the request of state government, permission has been granted by ministry of railways, government of India to personnel of all cooperative and private banks to the extent of 10% of the total staff strength as approved by state government of Maharashtra, for travel by special suburban services over Mumbai suburban network.”
The selected 10% staff are requested to obtain QR code from state government of Maharashtra at the earliest. Until such time, valid identity cards are authority for entry at the stations. Additional booking counters will be opened at important railway stations for the passengers.
He said, “Except for essential category staff as per identified by the state government, others are requested not to rush to the stations. It is also requested that travellers should follow medical and social protocols as mandated for Covid-19.”
While WR will run 500 services from Monday, CR operates only 355 services on its main and harbour line. Only 700 people are allowed travel in local trains.

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