Southern Railway on Saturday stated ladies passengers apart from important providers employees can be allowed to journey in suburban practice providers throughout non-peak hours with impact from November 23. Southern Railway, in a press launch stated, it has scaled up the variety of suburban providers in Chennai to 244 trains per day which was 40 p.c to the pre-COVID/-19 ranges aimed toward serving the important providers employees of each authorities and different organisations.
Women passengers will now be allowed to journey in Chennai Suburban trains throughout non-peak hours from Monday to Saturday and to journey all through the day on Sundays, a press launch stated. They shall be allowed to journey earlier than 7 am and after 1030 am until 4.30pm and after 7.30 pm until 12 am Monday-Saturday.
They can use their season tickets for travelling or on buy of single journey tickets. Children upto the age of 12 are additionally allowed to journey with them throughout non-peak hours. Southern Railway has appealed to the passengers to observe COVID-19 protocols together with carrying masks, sustaining social distancing and to cooperate with railway staff for checking legitimate paperwork throughout their journey.
With impact from September 7, Southern Railway had introduced resumption of practice providers on choose routes in Tamil Nadu in step with the state authorities lifting the COVID-19 lockdown induced suspension. In October, Southern Railway had resumed suburban practice providers just for important employees to commute to and from work.
Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami had written to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal requesting him to grant permission to renew full-fledged operations of the suburban trains in Chennai in October.