Pune: People who have received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine will soon be able to travel between Pune to Lonavala in local train. The Pune district administration and the Pune railway division are working together to get the service back up and running.
Pune – Lonavala Local Train Service:
Railways, on the other hand, have requested local governments to offer identity cards to persons who have received both doses of the vaccine, and as a result, monthly season tickets for Pune-Lonavala local train passengers would be issued.
“As the state government has issued new guidelines about local train transportation, we have requested the Pune district administration to issue identity cards to passengers who have taken both the doses of Covid-19 vaccination. Also, 14 days should be completed after the second dose, and only then Railways will issue monthly tickets to such passengers,” said Pune divisional railway manager (DRM) Renu Sharma.
Local trains started service in Pune in October 2020 for essential workers, which is a primary means of transportation between Pune and Lonavala. However, due to an increase in Covid-19 instances, train operations were again halted.
Talking about the issue, Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh stated, “Instructions have been given to both the civic bodies to issue necessary identity cards, and the local train service would start for common public too.”