News from Mumbai local trains: important update for students taking CET and MPSC exams


Western Railways on Friday allowed candidates taking the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) and the Maharashtra Civil Service Commission (MPSC) exam to travel using the trains local suburbs. Western Railways in New Order said tickets for these students will be issued after they produce valid hall tickets.

“Applicants taking the Common Entrance Test (CET) exam until October 10 and applicants taking the Maharashtra Civil Service Commission (MPSC) exam scheduled for September 25 will receive commuter train tickets on presentation of a valid hall ticket, ”the Western Railway mentioned.

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Students showing up for the CET, which will be held until October 10, and the MPSC, which will be held today (September 25), will only get tickets at stations after producing ID cards. valid and room tickets for the exams.

The announcement comes after the Central Railway announced earlier this month that local trains in Mumbai will be open to students taking exams or year-end exams. Local trains were previously only allowed for essential workers and fully vaccinated passengers.

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Central Railways had also allowed students showing up for NEET UG 2021 to use local trains, and to facilitate the same, additional reservation counters were opened.

Mumbai’s local trains, which are called the lifeline of the city’s public transport, have been closed to the general public amid the COVID-19 pandemic and only open to essential workers.