New Delhi I In continuation of the measures taken in the wake of COVID-19, it has been decided that all passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway etc shall be cancelled till the 2400hrs of March 31. However, bare minimum level of services of suburban trains and Kolkata Metro Rail shall continue upto 2400hrs of March 22.
Strengthening precautions against COVID-19, Railways has decided that no passenger train will run up to 31st March.
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Rajesh Dutt Bajpai, Executive Director, Ministey of Railways, in a statement said, “No train except goods train will be run up to midnight hrs of March 31.”
Trains which had already commenced their journey, prior to 0400 hrs of March 22, will run up to their destinations. Adequate arrangements shall be made for the passengers, who have commenced their journey during the travel and at their destinations.
To ensure the essential supplies in various parts of the country, movement of goods trains will continue.
To make it more convenient for passengers, full refund for all cancelled trains may be taken till June 21. Adequate arrangements shall be made to facilitate hassle-free refund to passengers affected by train cancellations.