Cancellation of all train Services by Indian Railways in the wake of COVID-19 till 31.03.2020
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
22-March-2020 13:48 IST
Cancellation of all train Services by Indian Railways in the wake of COVID-19
1. 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 31.03.2020. However, bare minimum level of services of suburban trains and Kolkata Metro Rail shall continue upto 2400hrs of 22.03.2020.
2. Trains which had already commenced their journey, prior to 0400 hrs of 22.03.2020, 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.
3. To ensure the essential supplies in various parts of the country, movement of goods trains will continue.
4. To make it more convenient for passengers, full refund for all cancelled trains may be taken till 21.06.2020. Adequate arrangements shall be made to facilitate hassle-free refund to passengers affected by train cancellations.
Y not, all the empty compartments of the traines,be converted into isolation wards for quantile, parking them at platforms, since no train is running ,more so in metropolitan cities where accommodations r difficult to obtain? Health and Rly,Ministry to think seriously