“We have decided to extend the passes of current users, the decision about other pass holders will be taken when local services will resume.”
The plan of railways is to issue a zero value pass to the passengers for an unused number of days. It is quite noteworthy that daily almost 80 Lakh people travel through Mumbai Locals. Out of them almost 80% i.e. 72 Lakh people are pass holders.
During the COVID19 crisis, people are already going through the economic crunch. At such a time, this moves comes as a major relief. In most of the cases, passengers take quarterly or a half-yearly pass. Most of the passengers might be having a validity of over a month left.
We hope this Corona Crisis comes under control quickly! Mumbaikars are dying to breathe in the fresh air, without putting up their masks on.