Mumbai, June 29: The Western Railway (WR) on Sunday said that it will add 40 additional suburban services to the existing 162 services currently plying on the Mumbai Suburban section starting from today. A total of 202 services will thus now be running on WR`s suburban section.

Western Railways took to Twitter to share the information. Mumbai Local Trains Resume Services Only For Essential Service Workers, General Public Not Allowed to Board; Check SOPs For Passengers.

The Break up of the 40 additional services include: 

•Twenty slow services between Churchgate - Borivali ( 10 in UP direction+ 10 in the down direction.

•Two slow services between Borivali- Vasai Road in the down direction.

•Two fast services from Vasai Road – Churchgate in UP direction.

•Two slow services in UP direction between Virar - Borivali.

•14 fast services between Churchgate- Virar ( 8 in Down direction and 6 in UP direction).

Here's what Western Railway tweeted:

Indian Railways on 15 June started the Mumbai local train services after 84 days of lockdown since 23 March for the staff who are on associated with providing the essential services. Maharashtra is one of the worst affected states in the coronavirus pandemic in India with a total of 1,59,133 cases. The death toll, in the state, has increased to 7,273.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 29, 2020 08:26 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website