Regular train services to remain suspended till further notice says Indian Railways
New Delhi: Indian Railways on Tuesday (August 11) clarified that all regular passenger trains, which were earlier suspended till 12 August in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic in the country, are to remain suspended “until further notice.” The national transporter said in a statement, “Regular passenger & suburban train services continue to remain suspended till further notice.
Railway also stated that 230 special trains, running at present, will continue to operate. Local trains in Mumbai, being run on a limited basis only on the requisition of state govt, will continue to run”. “As decided and informed earlier on as well, regular passenger and suburban train services will continue to remain suspended till further notice,” it added.
The Ministry of Railways also said in a statement that 230 special trains, which are currently running, will continue to operate. Local trains in Mumbai, which are presently being run on a limited basis only on the requisition of the state government, will also continue to run.
Ministry in its release said, “The occupancy of special trains is being monitored on a regular basis. Additional special trains may be run based on the requirement. However, all other regular trains and suburban trains run before lockdown will remain suspended for the time being.”
It is worth noting that Railways on Monday clarified that there has been no new circular regarding the cancellation of any trains. The clarification came after a notification was found circulating which stated that all mail/express, passenger and suburban train services will continue to remain suspended till September 30 due to coronavirus pandemic.
“Some section of media is reporting that Railways has cancelled all regular trains till 30th September. This is not correct. No new circular has been issued by Ministry of Railways,” the Ministry of Railways said in a tweet.