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Why vaccinated people cannot travel by local trains? Bombay HC asks Thackeray govt

Prime News, National (Mumbai), August 3:- “What was even the purpose of taking both doses of the vaccine if citizens were expected to stay inside their homes even after taking the anti-Covid-19 jabs”,  the Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government, while hearing a bunch of PILs seeking that lawyers be permitted to travel by local trains. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni asked the state government to come up with a comprehensive plan.

“The difference between the first situation and now is that the situation has improved because of the vaccine. All lawyers are above 18 years of age and are permitted to receive the vaccine now. So, a decision needs to be taken. Otherwise, what is the benefit of the vaccine? One is not supposed to sit at home even after taking the vaccine. Lawyers need to come to court at some point,” the HC said.

Furthermore, it asked if the state government had a comprehensive plan yet to relax restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens. “A comprehensive plan is needed, otherwise it is affecting everyone. It is affecting one’s finances, work. Look at the condition of roads. One takes three hours one-way to travel to Dahisar. Why this population using roads can’t be permitted to shift back to trains”, the bench stated. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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