Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Railways on Thursday issued notice to cancel all regular train services scheduled between July 1 to August 12. Except for the special trains and 100 daily mails running since May 12, all other services stand canceled. Passengers who booked earlier tickets will get their refunds.
Railways also said that daily suburban trains operating for state government and essential services workers will continue to run.
It has been decided that regular time-tabled passenger services including Mail/Express, passenger and suburban services stand cancelled up to 12.08.2020: Railway Board pic.twitter.com/Pt1EIreC5y
— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2020
Regular train services have been closed since the Coronavirus hit India in March.
The government had earlier started 200 special trains from June 1 for the ease of travelers. A 15 pair of special train services were also initiated by the government in New Delhi a day after the fourth phase of the lockdown ended. Passengers were thoroughly screened before boarding these trains. Railways have also stopped providing food and linens to the passengers on these trains.
With Unlock 1, India also eased some domestic movements across the country. Domestic flights have already begun from May 25.
The number of Coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 15,000 marks today. The country recorded the highest spike in a day with 17, 296 patients. The number of cured cases stands at 2,85,637 patients while the number of deaths has crossed 15301. According to reports from the Indian Council of Medicinal Research (ICMR), the total number of people tested for COVID-19 up to June 25 stands at 77,76,228.
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