After 6 months, the local train services will be resumed in West Bengal on Wednesday (November 11). Those who held valid monthly season tickets (MSTs) when the railways announced suspension of suburban services in March, will not lose their money. 

The number of days remaining in their MSTs will be added to fresh ones issued before services resume from Wednesday. This revalidation will be done from UTS counters of stations, from where the original MSTs were issued.

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A senior railway official, “All UTS counters will start operating from Wednesday. Commuters can get their old MSTs validated from these counters. To avoid delays and long queues on Wednesday, we may also open counters only for revalidation on Tuesday (November 10). No daily tickets will be issued on that day. We shall announce the timings in advance.”

The railway authorities want more people to avail MSTs to avoid queues at ticket counters. A large number of people are expected to use suburban train services once they resume from Wednesday and social distancing may be a tough ask at the counters if MSTs are not revalidated.