MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has put out a new SOP for those travelling to the state particularly by train from six of the worst affected states. If you are travelling to Maharashtra from Goa, Kerala, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan or Gujarat by train, then you will have to undergo a compulsory home quarantine time for 15 days after arrival in the state.
Public will be allowed to board the train only if you have a negative RT-PCR report. Unreserved passengers will not be allowed to board trains coming from these States to Maharashtra.
“All passengers shall be compulsorily screened and only asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to board the trains for Maharashtra. Social distancing should be ensured during boarding/deboarding and travel,” Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte said in an order on Sunday.
As per the order, no unreserved ticket for Maharashtra should be issued on trains plying from these six states.
As some passengers will not carry RT-PCR reports, local government authorities in the state have been asked to set up antigen test facilities at railway stations in the state. All passengers without symptoms will have to undergo fifteen days of home quarantine and those with symptoms or positive result will be sent to institutional quarantine facilities.
The state government has asked the railway ministry to provide thermal scanners at all exits in stations and strictly enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour in trains.
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