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CR & WR Joint Media Update
On the request of State Government Maharashtra vide letter no.DMU/2020/CR92/DM1 dated 22.10.2020, permission has been granted by Ministry of Railways, Government of India to *lawyers practicing in different courts and registered clerks of lawyers, for travel by suburban services in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region till 23.11.2020 midnight subject to the terms and conditions mentioned in the State Government’s letter* which is reproduced as under:
i) The practicing lawyers and registered clerks can use the suburban services on all working days only during non-peak hours i.e.
a) Upto 8.00 am in the morning
b) Between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm
c) On and from 7.00 pm till the last local train of the day.
ii) The facility made available cannot be availed for undertaking travel during peak hours on any ground whatsoever and/or for any reason whatever.
iii) Monthly passes will not be issued
iv) For each journey, a separate one-way ticket will have to be bought/purchased.
v) The train ticket as aforesaid will be sold only upon production of a valid identity card issued by the Bar council of Maharashtra and Goa in the case of the lawyers and by the Bombay Hight Court registry in the case of registered clerks.
vi) The ticket for one-way travel so purchased is non-transferrable and cannot be used by anybody else than the person to whom it is sold i.e. the lawyer or the registered clerk as the case may be.
vii) The facility made available can be availed only when such travel is necessary or the professional work/reason and not for any private or non-professional purpose.
viii) Every lawyer and/or registered clerk will have to wear a badge, provided by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, at a prominent place on his dress/clothes, whereby it becomes easy to identify the traveller.
ix) All the travellers availing the facility made available shall strictly comply with the guidelines issued by the State Government from time to time applicable to such travelling, such as compulsory, continuous and proper wearing of face-cover, maintaining social distancing all the time and frequent use of hand-sanitizer, etc.
x) Anybody who violates any of the terms and conditions subject to which the facility is made available, will be liable for a strict disciplinary action at the hands of Hon’ble Bombay High Court and/or the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
Additional booking counters will be opened at important railway stations for the passengers.
Except for categories as identified by the State Government, all ladies (between 11 am and 3 pm and after 7 pm) and practicing lawyers and registered clerks of lawyers during timings as specified above, others are requested not to rush to the stations.
It is also requested that travellers should follow medical and social protocols as mandated for COVID19.
The public is requested not to believe any rumours.
Date: October 26, 2020
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.