Local trains are the lifeline of millions of people putting up in Mumbai. Every person residing in the city from any walk of life uses the local train to commute from one place to another. So, naturally, when the trains were suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic, things got really tough for Mumbaikars.
But now after 11 months, the Mumbai local trains have finally resumed its services with covid protocols and honestly, it is the best news for a local. In fact, it is quite a sentimental moment for some.
Case in point, a picture has emerged from platform number 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station where an emotional passenger was seen paying respects to the train before boarding it.
Several netizens described this emotion and explained why local trains in Mumbai is such big part of every Mumbaikar's life.
The soul of India... I pray we never lose it... https://t.co/Xw48usPnew— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 3, 2021
Maano ya na maano, Iss train k wajah se aaj kai logo ka ghar basa hai— HriTikant Sah∞ (@jalebifafdddaaa) February 2, 2021
Only Mumbaikars will understand the beauty of this action https://t.co/msREdQLFJn— Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) February 3, 2021
This is why a common Indian wants infrastructure. So that they can reach office in time, do an honest day's work, provide for their dependents, and hope their offspring does better than them. pic.twitter.com/v2agNCcnK7— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 3, 2021
Well, this commute teaches people plenty stuff , primary being time management . Can never forget my first hand experiences .— VihaanVikas (@VikasJigna) February 3, 2021
If ever someone asks you what the humble local train means to the Mumbaikar, show him this picture. https://t.co/NNB7egq4Jq— Raaghav Ram (@idliwadachutney) February 3, 2021
He may get emotional after 11months traveling in Mumbai local train. Very touching image Mumbaikars will understand well👍👍. We are attached to our daily local trains and meet our friends 😍😍👍— Shaila kashyap (@shailamurthy18) February 2, 2021
I feel this moment.— Purely Wasted (@PureWaste) February 2, 2021
Gratitude 👌 आभार— Sajjan Kumar 📈 (@NiftyTeam1) February 3, 2021
The feeling that sinks in gives you goosebumps. Nothing less than divine and absolute magic.— Sagar - सागर 🇮🇳®️ (@sagarholic) February 2, 2021
The Mumbai local will run in three time slots where wearing a masks is mandatory.