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Plan to resume local train services in consultation with Bengal govt: Official

Plan to resume local train services in consultation with Bengal govt: Official
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Kolkata, Sep 11 (PTI) The railways will soon hold a

meeting with the West Bengal government for working out a

strategy to resume suburban train services in the state in a

graded manner, a senior official said on Friday.

Long-distance trains will also be reintroduced

gradually, South Eastern Railway General Manager Sanjay Kumar

Mohanty said.

A joint decision on resumption of suburban train

services has to be taken since there are several issues,

including security at stations for maintaining social

distancing and other safety norms, he said.

"We will work out a strategy for resuming suburban

train services in a graded manner," he told reporters.

"South Eastern Railway and Eastern Railway will be

very soon having a meeting with state government officers and

a joint strategy will be chalked out and following the

resumption, the services will be gradually increased depending

on the experience," he said.

Mohanty said that regular long-distance trains will be

reintroduced in a graded manner depending on clearances from

the state governments, the COVID-19 situation and other

related issues.

At present, a number of special trains are being run

across the country.

Replying to a question on whether digital payments

will be made mandatory for suburban trains like the Kolkata

Metro, Mohanty said that online transactions will be

encouraged but it will be premature to say that the physical

ticketing system will not be allowed. PTI AMR

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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