Bengal govt extends local train services till 10 pm amid protests

Bengal govt extends local train services till 10 pm amid protests

Hummingbird News Desk

KOLKATA, 3 JAN: The state government has been reportedly forced to modify its previous order regarding imposition of some restrictions on local train movements after hundreds of commuters launched protests and agitation at various railway stations demanding extension of departure of the last train from the originating station till 10 pm.

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Observing the situation, the state government today modified the order it issued a day ago, extending operations till 10 pm from the earlier 7 pm.

According to the modified order, the last train will leave its station of origin at 10 pm, an official said.

“In modification of the earlier order, local train services will now be extended up to 10 pm in place of 7 pm. The last train will leave at 10 pm,” the official at the state secretariat added.

On Sunday, Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi, while announcing fresh COVID-19 curbs in the state, had said that suburban trains would be allowed to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity till 7 pm.

Featured Image: Hundreds of commuters thronged at the Dum Dum station as the state govt restricted local train services till 7 pm.

Tags: #LocalTrainServices #WestBengal #Commuters #Protests

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