The Maharashtra Government on Sunday announced that the fully vaccinated people are allowed to travel in Mumbai Local Trains. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started the offline verification of Vaccination Certificate to make eligible for monthly pass.
This facility is made available in 53 Railway station in BMC jurisdiction area, including stations on the Central, Western, Herbal line.
The BMC also announced that these help sections, 7am to 3pm and 3pm to 11pm. The passes will be issues only after the verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
Across Mumbai, 358 help desk will be set up at 53 Railway Station falling under the BMC jurisdiction. Besides stations falling in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (outside the BMC limits) by the respective authorities.
"Citizens can approach the station nearest to their house for verification and should avoid crowding," BMC said. As of making these facility available online the process of creating the app will take a while.
Citizens who wants ro purchase a pass, required to carry a hard copy of COVID-19 Vaccination Final Certificate and a photo ID for verification.
Those who will eligible for the monthly pass after verification will be allowed to travel in local Train from August 15 onwards.
Key points for the QR Based Passes
- The offline verification of certificate will operate on all seven days, with the two consecutive time section, 7am to 3pm and 3pm to 11pm.
- These facility is available and continue until the further notice or order from the government. So people don't need to rush to the railway stations.
- If the person don't have any documents wil denied entry at the railway station.
- Once the verification is complete and found valid then the certificate and the identification proof will be stamped.
- The stamped certificate will have to present in the ticket counter to get pass.
- Government employees and other essential services staff will continue to be allowed to travel by local trains, irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated.
According to the BMC records, so far it has administered 76,56,487 vaccine doses. As many as 19,14,771 people have received both doses.