October 28, 2021, is a red letter for Mumbai's transport system, with local trains resuming at 100% capacity.
Both Central Railway and Western Railway, which runs the city's incredible suburban train network that transports lakhs of commuters every day, resumed their full services today.
As per the Maharashtra government's SOPs for local trail travel, all citizens who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to board the trains, and at least 14 days has passed from the date of the second vaccination.
Mumbai's local trains, which had shut down in the wake of the Covid second wave in April, resumed partially in August this year, for fully vaccinated passengers.
Will full train services resuming today, WR will operate its full complement of 1367 trains while CR will run its entire fleet of 1774 local trains from today.
Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com captured these images as the City That Never Sleeps took to the trains with gusto.
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IMAGE: A view of Churchgate station, unusually sans the crowds. All photographs: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com
IMAGE: A local train pulls into Charni Road station.
IMAGE: It's Dadar station but the platform seems unusually empty for a working day.
IMAGE: Commuters waiting for their train next to a railway canteen at Andheri station.
IMAGE: Commuters get off the train at Andheri station.
IMAGE: Commuters bustle through the Andheri station railway platform to board the train.
IMAGE: Commuters climb the stairs of the footover bridge to get to the other side at Andheri station.
IMAGE: Commuters rush through the footover bridge to get to the other side of the Andheri station.
IMAGE: Another view of the Andheri station's footover bridge.
IMAGE: The scene at Kandivali station.
IMAGE: The train reaches Borivali station.
IMAGE: Here too, the station seems unusually empty.