Maharashtra’s chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that fully vaccinated people can travel in Mumbai local trains from August 15, 2021. However, a gap of 14 days is mandatory after taking the second dose of vaccine to board the trains.
Fully vaccinated travellers need to take monthly train passes available on smartphones. The state government has developed an app where people can update if they have taken both doses and when they took their second dose.
An offline system is also available for those who don’t have smartphones. They can take passes from ward offices or suburban railway stations.
These passes will have QR codes so that the railway administration can verify their authenticity.
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The chief minister has also appealed to offices to stagger work timings and allow those who can work from home to continue the practice.
Relaxations for malls, shops, and restaurant operations will be announced after a meeting of the Covid task force.
Emphasising the need to follow all the safety rules, Thackeray said, “I am once again humbly requesting not to let your guard down and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.”