The Ministry of Railways granted this permission to facilitate the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education Examinations
The Ministry of Railways has granted permission to teaching and non-teaching staff carrying valid identity cards and students carrying valid hall tickets for the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education Examinations to travel by suburban services through the Mumbai suburban network till December 10.
The Ministry of Railways gave this directive upon the request of the government of Maharashtra, and issued a formal appeal, requesting all individuals who do not fall under the aforementioned categories to abstain from rushing to stations.
The statement by the Railways read: “On the request of Govt of Maharashtra, vide letter No. DMU 2020/ CR 92/ DM 1, dated 19/11/2020, permission has been granted by Ministry of Railways, Government of India to teaching and non-teaching staff carrying valid identity cards, students carrying valid hall tickets for Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education Examinations, to travel by suburban services over Mumbai Suburban network up to 10th December 2020.”
The authorities will examine the validity of all ID cards and hall tickets before permitting passengers to enter, and there has been strict emphasis on following medical and social protocols to keep COVID-19 at bay.
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