Indian Railways Suspends Regular Passenger Trains Till 12th Of August

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After India reported 4.70 lakhs cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, the Indian Railways took a major decision and Cancelled all regular trains. 

On the 25th of June, the Indian Railways cancelled all the regular trains from the 1st of July to the 12th of August. 

However, special Shramik Express and a few other trains would run as per decided schedule.

After announcing a few relaxation amid Lockdown, the Indian Railways allowed 200 special trains on major routes, only those special trains would run. The special trains include Rajdhani and Express trains. 

These include 15 pairs of trains running on the Rajdhani routes since the 12th of May and 100 pairs operating since the 1st of June. 

The Railways would refund all the money for the bookings of regular passenger trains between the 1st of July till the 12th of August.

However, recently started suburban train services for locals in Mumbai would not be shut and would continue to operate.

Till date, only Maharashtra Government began local trains amid COVID-19 cases surge. 

Meanwhile, passengers running in special trains would need a thermal screening and would be allowed only if they are asymptomatic of Novel Coronavirus. 

All the passengers on board asked to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and use sanitizer. 

Unlike usual train journeys, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there would be  no catering, bed linen, blankets or curtains inside the train. 

Passengers are advised to carry their own bed sheets if they need. Temperatures inside AC coaches shall be suitably regulated for this purpose.

Stay tuned for further updates. 


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