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Mumbai Trains: Never so disciplined

The Free Press Journal | 16/06/2020 07:55 AM | Click to read full article

Mumbai unshackling herself from a near three-month lockdown minus her lifeline - local trains - was akin to a millipede having forgotten to carry along its (three) thousand legs along before setting off. On Monday, slumbering railway stations crackled back to life, from CSMT to Churchgate to Karjat/Kasara to Virar to Vashi, ferrying essential staff.

Around 1 pm on Monday, commuters queued at the single ticket counter that was open, standing in assigned spots, keeping a one-hand distance from those ahead and behind them. Tickets were issued on displaying ID cards and only to state government and civic employees, police, medical and BEST staff.