Mumbai Local Train News: All women are now allowed to travel in local trains in Mumbai following new directives by the Maharashtra government. Earlier, only those employed in essential services were permitted to travel in Mumbai locals. Also Read - Why is Mumbai's Juhu Beach Glowing Blue at Night? People Are Amazed to Witness This Stunning Phenomenon

This came days after the Maharashtra government requested the Railways to make available local trains services to all women from 11 am to 3 pm and from 7 pm till the end of the day. Also Read - Urmila Matondkar to Join Shiv Sena Today, Year After Quitting Congress

“It’s requested that local trains services be made available to all women from 11 am to 3 pm and again from 7 pm till the end of local services for the day, from 17th Oct, in Mumbai & Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR),” Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Secretary had said in a statement. Also Read - Churches in Mumbai to Restart Sunday Mass For Public From November 29 With COVID-19 Protocols

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has allowed metro trains in Mumbai to operate in a phased manner under its mission ‘Begin Again’. The government also has allowed reopening of all state-run and private libraries following COVID-19 protocols.

However, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions in the state will remain closed for students and regular class activity will remain suspended till 31st October.