Coronavirus pandemic: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till 31 March, suburban services to run till midnight

All passenger train operations in the country have been cancelled till 31 March by the Indian Railways in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic

Asian News International March 22, 2020 15:21:06 IST
Coronavirus pandemic: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till 31 March, suburban services to run till midnight

New Delhi: All passenger train operations in the country have been cancelled till 31 March by the Indian Railways in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic.

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A bare minimum level of service of suburban services of trains and Kolkata Metro rail will continue up to midnight tonight. "All originating long-distance Mail/Express and Intercity trains (including premium trains) and all originating passenger trains shall remain cancelled till 2400 hours of 31 March," Ministry of Railways said in a press release.

"Trains which had commenced their journey prior to 0400 hours of 22 March will run up to their destinations. Freight operations shall continue," it added.

Zonal Railways have been advised to ensure strict adherence to the instructions. "Arrange wide publicity through print and electronic media. Information regarding cancellations should be communicated to passengers through SMSs. Confirm action taken," said Ministry of Railways.

To ensure the essential supplies in various parts of the country, the movement of goods trains will continue. To make it more convenient for the passengers, full refund for all cancelled trains may be taken till 21 June, 2020.

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